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Maternal Health and Substance Use: Uncovering the Stigma and Shame of Mothers Struggling With Substance Use

December 7, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Substance use among pregnant women is an urgent public health concern in the United States. This webinar will examine the history and risk factors of substance use among pregnant women. Women face unique barriers that bring shame, stigma, and social disgrace leading to under-representation in addiction prevention and treatment. Substance use has a disproportionate impact on the maternal health outcomes of various populations that are marginalized already experiencing health disparities that perpetuate unequal health outcomes. Examples of such are racial and ethnic minorities and communities with lower socioeconomic status. Substance use during pregnancy has adverse effects impacting maternal and fetal outcomes. In addition, the webinar will provide strategies and tools to combat substance use disorders in pregnant women.


  1. Discuss the prevalence and importance of addressing substance use and maternal health
  2. Examine the complexity of substance use disorder (SUD)
  3. Identify the risks for infants with mothers who use substances
  4. Review preventive and treatment options available for maternal substance use


December 7, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network
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