Addiction 101: Pregnancy and Substance Use with Dr. Cara Poland
Sections from this episode include
- How substance use affects pregnancy and the different effects of various substances
- How infants can be impacted by a mothers substance use
- Medications and treatments used in pregnancy
Dr. Cara Poland is a recognized expert in addiction medicine. She is a faculty member at Michigan State University. She earned her medical degree from Wayne State University and was trained in internal medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and in addiction medicine at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her master’s degree in education from Boston University. She has an interest in educating healthcare providers and providers-in-training to improve care for patients with substance use disorders particularly during pregnancy and early parenting.
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