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US: AAP: Treatment, Not Punishment, Best for Opioid Abuse in Pregnancy
Medscape – February 20, 2017
A public health approach, not a punitive response, is the best course of action when addressing opioid abuse during pregnancy, said the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is a counseling-based approach that not only emphasizes primary prevention, but promotes screening and improved access to treatment for women with substance use disorders, reported Stephen W. Patrick, MD and Davida M. Schiff, MD, of the AAP Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention.