Substance Abuse in Pregnancy

Compassionate Care In Treating Opioid Dependence During Pregnancy

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 6, 2014
  • Expires: Jul 7, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (16 Ratings)


Michelle R.  Lofwall Michelle R. Lofwall, MD, DFASAM
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

There is a lack of understanding of challenges, needs, and treatment of opioid dependence during pregnancy. Health care providers need an improved understanding of the challenges pregnant opioid dependent women face. They also need to improve communication with and be aware of treatment opportunities for pregnant women with opioid addiction.

Target Audience

 Professionals who work with pregnant women, their infants, and their families; friends and family members of women dealing with substance abuse disorders


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
  • Describe challenges and barriers pregnant patients face
  • Communicate hope to pregnant patients
  • Describe treatment to pregnant patients including why methadone works


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker or planner has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. The speaker will not discuss off-label use of a product.
Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.