Title

A parenting education program for women in treatment for opioid-use disorder at an outpatient medical practice

Department

Public Health

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Social Work in Health Care

Publication Date

2017-08-09

Volume

56

Issue

7

First Page

649

Last Page

665

Abstract

© 2017 Taylor & Francis. Opioid use during pregnancy poses serious risks for the mother and the unborn child. Opioid-use disorder may be managed with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in an outpatient setting, but few MAT practices specifically address the challenges faced by pregnant women. This article describes a medical office-based educational support group for women in MAT for opioid-use disorder who were pregnant and/or parenting young children. Focus groups were conducted to elicit patient feedback. Women indicated that they found the educational support groups beneficial and offered suggestions. In-office educational support groups for pregnant women in treatment for opioid-use disorder are feasible and well received.

Keywords

Education, maternal, opioid-use disorder, pregnancy and parenting

DOI

10.1080/00981389.2017.1327470

https://doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2017.1327470

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