The Opioid Epidemic: Special Populations Part 1

May 01, 2019

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This episode will discuss a couple of special populations that have been affected by the opioid epidemic, addressing why it is necessary to look at these groups individually, and how each requires a different approach to achieve resolution of the problem.

Further Reading:
• MedlinePlus: Pregnancy and Opioids: https://medlineplus.gov/pregnancyandopioids.html
• The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy FAQs: https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Opioid-Use-Disorder-and-Pregnancy
• Prenatal Buprenorphine Versus Methadone Exposure and Neonatal Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/180/7/673/150018
• National Institute on Drug Abuse: Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/treating-opioid-use-disorder-during-pregnancy/treating-opioid-use-disorder-during-pregnancy#ref
• Public Health Surveillance of Prenatal Opioid Exposure in Mothers and Infants: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/143/3/e20183801#ref-3
• Jansson LM, Patrick SW. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2019 Apr;66(2):353-367. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2018.12.006. Review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30819342
• Use of Codeine and Tramadol Products in Breastfeeding Women - Questions and Answers: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm118113.htm
• MotherToBaby: Fact Sheets: https://mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets-parent/
• Substance Use During Pregnancy: https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/substance-use-during-pregnancy
• White Paper: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women: https://www.womenshealth.gov/files/documents/white-paper-opioid-508.pdf
• Final Report: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women: https://www.womenshealth.gov/files/documents/final-report-opioid-508.pdf
• HHS Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Help: https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html
• Parental Substance Use and the Child Welfare System: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/parentalsubabuse.pdf

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