Researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have developed evidence-based resources to assist primary healthcare providers in supporting pregnant women who use alcohol and other drugs.

Evidence shows that well-coordinated and comprehensive support with early access to antenatal care and specialist alcohol or drug treatment can reduce harm and improve outcomes for pregnant women who have problematic alcohol and drug use, and their babies. 

The resources are intended for a range of primary health care professionals including GPs, midwives, nurses, practice nurses, Aboriginal health care workers and sexual health workers. 

A comprehensive guide: Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs - A Guide for Primary Health Care Professionals

A quick guide: Quick Guide: Identifying women at risk from alcohol, smoking or other drug use during pregnancy

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