Substance Use Disorder and Pregnancy

Friday, Jan 13 12 pm to 1 pm


Training Sessions

Presented by Michelle Wright, DO

This talk will review the impact of substance use disorder in pregnancy for both the mother and fetus / newborn. Dr. Wright will discuss the treatment available for substance use disorder during pregnancy including the Womens Recovery Programs. Legal consequences will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives - Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Identify barriers to treatment for pregnant women who use drugs.
  • Discuss health risks of substance use to both the mother and child such as HIV.
  • Describe recommended substance use treatment protocols for pregnant women and child.
  • Discuss legal consequences applied to those who use drugs during pregnancy.

Free CE credit of 1.0 hour for AMA, ANCC, and LSW/LCW/LPC/LMFT will be offered to those who attend.

Requirements include attendance for the duration of the session and completion of a course evaluation provided at the end of the session.


In support of improving patient care the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.


The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mercyhurst University’s Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is an approved provider of Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Counselor continuing education by the Pennsylvania State Licensing Board.

Upcoming Training Sessions