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Substance Use and Pregnancy
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A September 2006 needs assessment estimates that nearly 20 percent of women in Indiana use tobacco, while 10 percent use alcohol and 5 percent use other drugs during pregnancy. A critical step to prevent poor outcomes associated with substance abuse during pregnancy is to verbally screen all pregnant women for alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
The 2007 White House Office of National Drug Control Policy estimates that savings from verbal screening and brief interventions are $2.50 for every $1 spent. Mean hospital charges for drug exposed infants increased from $39,400 in 2000 to $53,400 in 2009, with more than 77% of charges attributed to state Medicaid programs. The estimated lifetime costs of caring for a baby exposed to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs range from $750,000 to $1.4 million.IPN Resources
Promoting Smokefree Pregnancies in Indiana
This resource, designed for direct service providers and community partners, is the culmination of extensive research about what works to reduce prenatal tobacco smoke exposure. It includes practical ideas that can be implemented in a number of settings by professionals in many different roles.
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