Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy (DA2356)

Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, COPS-KT, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs

Credit Hours: 5

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This report was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to inform women of the potential effects of marijuana use especially during pregnancy and postpartum periods, and to promote healthy decision-making among this population.

This guide examines the scientific literature on the risk factors for marijuana use during pregnancy and examines best practices to prevent or reduce such use.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the parallels and differences for applying other substance use prevention campaigns towards marijuana use reduction or abstinence intervention strategies.

  2. Recognize the need for ongoing support after childbirth to reduce marijuana use relapse, address postpartum depression, and promote healthier lifestyles.

  3. Educate populations about the potential consequences of using marijuana during pregnancy and create a welcoming setting for individuals to seek recovery assistance.

  4. Utilize the literature's practical information for considerations when implementing marijuana use prevention programs for pregnant and postpartum women.

  5. Provide training for healthcare professionals to deliver higher quality person-centered care with monitoring systems for overall better patient health outcomes.

Course Outline

  1. Foreword

  2. Issue Brief

  3. What Research Tells Us

  4. Examples of Effective Prevention Programs

  5. Implementing Evidence-Based Marijuana Use Prevention Practices for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

  6. Marijuana Use Prevention Resources for Implementation, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation of Programs

  7. Appendix 1: Acknowledgements

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