Public Health Grand Rounds on Reducing Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy

CDC Resources: The live web stream of the August session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Reducing Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy” was viewed by 1,174 people in 4 foreign countries, 49 states, and the District of Columbia.

The use of multiple substances, including tobacco, alcohol, and opioids, during pregnancy can have negative effects on a pregnant person and the developing baby. Research suggests that polysubstance use (using more than one substance at a time) during pregnancy is common. Recent evidence suggests that polysubstance use is highest during early pregnancy.

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