Pregnancy and Substance-Involved Clients Session

Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 - 11:00 - 12:00
Pregnancy and Substance-Involved Clients is one of four sessions in a webinar series offered by RNAO, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Opioid Awareness Treatment and Education program, and the International Nurses Society on Addictions. The webinar will take place on Dec. 11, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Participants will be able to: identify the prevalence of substance use in pregnancy and for women in their childbearing years; list the effects that opiates and alcohol consumption have on a developing baby; identify effective strategies to help pregnant women abstain from or reduce substance use in pregnancy; and identify the role of the nurse in prevention and treatment of substance use in pregnancy. To register for the Dec. 11 webinar, visit The final two sessions in the series will focus on First Nations/Aboriginal Youth and Opioids (Jan. 15) and Mental Health, Addictions and Practice Standards (Feb. 5). Visit, or contact Glynis Gittens,, for more information.