Substance Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

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CEU Course Description

Substance use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding can dramatically impact the overall health, well-being, and quality of life of a child. Therefore, health care professionals should possess insight into substance use during pregnancy and breastfeeding to safely and effectively care for patients in need. This course will review concepts central to the care of patients engaging in substance use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Author: Marc R. Macera, PharmD

References/Contributions by:

  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2021, December). Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and pregnancy.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, November 19). Breastfeeding. https://
  3. March of Dimes. (2017, October). Ectopic pregnancy. complications/ectopic-pregnancy.aspx
  4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2021). Group therapy is substance use treatment.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify the complications associated with substance use during pregnancy, while obtaining insight into substance use and recommendations regarding substance use during pregnancy.
  2. Discover breastfeeding recommendations, while obtaining insight into recommendations regarding substance use during breastfeeding.  
  3. Recognize concepts central to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and group therapy.

CE Outline with Main Points

  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Substance Use During Pregnancy
  3. Section 1: Summary
  4. Section 1: Key Concepts
  5. Section 1: Key Terms
  6. Section 1: Personal Reflection Questions
  7. Section 2: Substance Use During Pregnancy
  8. Section 2: Summary
  9. Section 2: Key Concepts
  10. Section 2: Key Terms
  11. Section 2: Personal Reflection Questions
  12. Section 3: OUD/SUD Treatment
  13. Section 3: Summary
  14. Section 3: Key Concepts
  15. Section 3: Key Terms
  16. Section 3: Personal Reflection Questions
  17. Conclusion
  18. References

ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 04/01/2023

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