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A publication by the Department of Health to assist healthcare providers in evidence-based recommendations on lactation and substance abuse.  Includes:

  • summary of recommendations

  • overall guidance and screening tools

  • considerations and understanding risks

  • trauma, gender, and racism implications

  • recommendations when caring for patients in treatment

  • polysubstance abuse

  • Substance specific guidance (MUODs, opiods, benzodiazepines, stimulants, alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and nicotine)

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