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Treating mental health and substance use disorder patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patients who are suffering from a substance use disorder and/or mental health condition are likely to be greatly impacted by the societal changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social distancing may be our best hope to slow the spread of this novel disease. Dr Francis Collins, Director of the…

Mar 25, 2020
 
 

Drug Testing in Pregnancy

Screening for substance use in all pregnant women is recommended by both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in order to provide women and their fetuses and children with the best care during and after pregnancy. In a 2017 joint…

Mar 18, 2020
 
 

Trends and Treatment of Opioid Use During Pregnancy

Women with untreated substance use disorder during pregnancy have multiple and interacting risks that impact both maternal and fetal health. Understanding the complex issues in this group of patients is important for delivering the best care. Recent studies and position papers outline the scope of the issue, and provide guidelines…

Mar 05, 2020