Review practice guidance, recent substance use and addiction education courses, and other resources just for OB/GYNs. For more information on tobacco, alcohol, opioids, and substance use disorders, visit the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
- Science to Medicine: Review the latest science about screening for substance use and get considerations and resources from a fellow OB/GYN.
- Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: An Online Training Series for Healthcare Providers – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Collaborative Care Approaches for Management of OUD – Harvard Medical School Global Academy and NIDA’s Center for the Clinical Trials Network
- NIH Pain Consortium’s Centers of Excellence in Pain Education – Pain education module for OB/GYNs to enhance and improve how they are taught about pain and its treatment.
- ACOG CME – Visit this page for a list of resources and activities that you can participate in to receive College Cognate credits or AMA Physician Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits.
Opioid and Pain Management
- CDC’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
- Opioids Overview – ACOG
- Pharmacologic Stepwise Multimodal Approach for Postpartum Pain Management - Clinical Consensus – ACOG Committee Opinion
- NIDAMED’s Opioids, Pregnancy and Neonatal Care page – Get practice guidance; research and news; and further education for clinicians on treating opioid-dependent pregnant women, mothers, and infants.
Marijuana and Other Drugs
- NIDAMED’s Marijuana and Other Drugs page – Use this page for more information on tobacco, marijuana, pregnancy, and lactation.
- Is Marijuana Safe to Use While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report
- Substance Use During Pregnancy – Review this information to learn about substance use during pregnancy—including the use of opioids, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol—and find out how the CDC is addressing this health topic.
- Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants – SAMHSA
- National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use – See Part 8 – Special Populations: Pregnant Women (ASAM)
- Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction – See Chapter 5 – Special Populations (SAMHSA, CSAT)
- University of California at San Francisco Clinical Consultation Warm-line – Connect with addiction treatment providers for support in managing your pregnant patients.
- Treating Addiction As An OB/GYN - ASAM
Check out NIDAMED’s For Your Patients page for infographics and answers to frequently asked questions that you can share with pregnant patients. Also visit ACOG’s For Patients page for information on topics like contraception, gynecological problems, and women’s health.
- Visit the NIDAMED homepage for additional CME courses, patient materials, and information on the opioid crisis, screening, prevention, and treatment.