WHO Guidelines for Identification and Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy

This 244-page publication contains detailed guidelines and recommendations on the identification and management of women who are pregnant or postpartum and use alcohol or drugs or have a substance use disorder. It includes extensive information on screening and brief interventions, psychosocial interventions, detoxification and quitting programs, pharmacological treatment, breastfeeding and maternal substance use, and management of infants exposed to alcohol and other psychoactive substances. The document also features a comprehensive review of the evidence behind the recommendations.

World Health Organization (WHO), 2014

Evidence Rating: III

Cost: Free

Additional Info:


Alcohol/Drug Services Breastfeeding Prenatal Care and Education Risk Assessment

Perinatal Periods:

Postpartum Prenatal

Resource types:

Clinical Guidelines/Expert Recommendations for Providers

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