Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

Opioid dependence during pregnancy has been associated with numerous adverse fetal outcomes related to drug use such as poor nutrition, and inadequate prenatal care. If you or a loved one are addicted to/misusing opioids during pregnancy it is critical to get them into treatment as early as possible to avoid unnecessary and life-threatening complications.

CATC have several expert physicians who specialize in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder during pregnancy.  Evidence-based treatment programs that use Methadone, Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone®) are available to CATC patients. Our Programs are designed to help our patients through their pregnancy, advising and consulting with other care providers to ensure a safe delivery and postpartum period.

If you are pregnant and wish to start treatment, please call 1-877-937-2282 as soon as possible to be linked to an expert physician in our network.  If you are caring for a patient who is pregnant and addicted to opioids and need advice on a care plan, please email info@canatc.ca to be connected with a physician in our network.

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Lisa Graves

Dr. Graves is one of CATC’s physicians who is specialized in the treatment Opioid Use Disorder during pregnancy. Dr. Graves helps new mothers during pregnancy and through the postpartum phase to ensure that mom and baby are healthy and cared for. Dr. Graves has an active practice including addictions with a special interest in the care of women, substance use, and pregnancy in Northern Ontario.

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