Guidelines for the identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy by WHO
WHO guidelines to identify and manage substance use and substance use disorders in pregnant women. Health practitioners can apply scientific principles of public health in their own countries.21 Apr 2014
There are currently no global guidelines providing evidence-based recommendations for identifying and managing substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy. While several high- income countries have developed national guidelines covering these issues, low- and middle-income countries currently lack such guidance.
These guidelines aim to provide evidence-based technical advice to health-care providers on identifying and managing substance use and substance use disorders in pregnant women, which enables health-care practitioners to apply the scientific principles of a public health approach in their own countries. An equally important objective is to enable pregnant women to make healthy decisions about alcohol and other substance use in the context of pregnancy and breastfeeding.Share this on: