Title: Treating Women for Opioid Dependence during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: The Importance of Science and Clinical Care Informing Each Other

IntNSA: March 25, 2013
Speaker: Hendree Jones, PhD UNC Horizons Director, Visiting Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC Chapel Hill, NC

After this presentation, the participant should be able to:

1. Compare and contrast the benefits and risks of providing methadone, buprenorphine or medication assisted-withdrawal during pregnancy for the mother, fetus and neonate.
2. Identify the benefits of measuring and treating neonatal opioid withdrawal using different assessment tools and medication strategies
3. Examine the different approaches for dealing with problem behaviors related to opioid addiction during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

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