Prescription Opioid Use is a guide for service providers. The purpose of this resource is to equip service providers and health care professionals with information that supports a harm reduction approach to prescription opioid use of individuals who are parents, are pregnant or thinking about becoming parents.
This resource summarizes current research relating to:
- Best practices for treatment of substance use and opioid use disorders.
- The effects and risks of opioid use during pregnancy, on newborn outcomes, and on parenting behaviours.
- Evidence-informed strategies for mitigating the effects and risks of opioid use disorders.
- Recommended programs and resources to support opioid use disorders.
The pdf of this resource is OADA Accessible.