This Hangout took place on June 4th, 2018.

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The panel included:

Monique Tula, Harm Reduction Coalition

Mishka Terplan, Virginia Commonwealth University

Joan Blakey, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Moderated by Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar

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Here is a list of resources for further information relating to this Hangout:

Clinical guidance regarding pregnancy and substance use:

Academic papers on substance use among women:

Additional Academic papers:

Other learning resources:


Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse: Chapter 81 – Street Level Heroin, an Overview on Its Components and Adulterants

Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women. Chapter 6: Substance Abuse Among Specific Population Groups and Settings


The Florida Project


How States Handle Drug Use During Pregnancy


Open Society Foundations’ report on ‘Improving Health and Rights for Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs’

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