To view the Women’s Intervention Specialist Referral Form and the Pediatrician Referral Form, please click here to access the Healthy Start section of Our Publications Library.
- Clinical care for opioid-using pregnant and postpartum women: the role of obstetric providers | American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology April 2014
- Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During Pregnancy | Committee Opinion #664, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists June 2016
- Federal Regulations on Dispensing of Narcotic Drugs
- How Our Community Has Attempted to Characterize and Address Opioid Addiction in Pregnancy: March 15, 2017
- Stronger Together, NAS Soothing Techniques for Mommies and Babies | Texas State Department of Health Services
- Opioid Use Disorders and Medication-Assisted Treatment | National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
- Caring for Opioid Dependent Women in the Hospital Setting (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
- Children’s Medical Services New Client Referral Form 2013
- Healthy Volusia Report – Access to Healthcare Services
- Hometown News – Healthy Volusia Report Highlights Access to Care in Volusia County
- Substance Exposed Workgroup Staffing Sheet
- The state of evidence-based parenting interventions for parents who are substance-involved | Kimberly Renk, Neil W. Boris, Ellen Kolomeyer, Amanda Lowell, Jayme Puff, Annelise Cunningham, Maria Khan and Meagan McSwiggan
- A Community based program of mentoring mothers in recovery to establish infrastructure and patterns of success: What would that look like?
The Florida Certification Board, through its Center for Prevention Workforce Development and certification operations, offers a variety of online educational opportunities, including
substance exposed infants courses and preventing prenatal substance exposure. To register, visit the Florida Certification Board website.
When pregnant women take prescription medications, other drugs, or alcohol, their babies may be born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). These babies are born suffering from withdrawal symptoms such as fever, seizures, blotchy skin, incessant shrill cries, respiratory problems, and extreme sensitivity to sounds and light. Approximately 7 out of every 1,000 Floridian babies born in 2011 were diagnosed with NAS, and the epidemic is growing.
But there is hope. There are many ways to help women of child-bearing age and expectant mothers decrease or eliminate drug withdrawal for their baby. “Born Drug-Free Florida” is an initiative by the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Office of the Attorney General and the Florida Department of Health to raise awareness about babies being born exposed to prescription drugs. The campaign educates expectant mothers about the importance of discussing prescription drug abuse with their doctors and to offer assistance to the women.