Long School of Medicine

Substance Use Disorder in Pregnancy

Course Description

This presentation will discuss comprehensive care of pregnant patients with substance use disorder (SUD). Dr. Newton discusses the opioid epidemic and the implications it has for all patients including pregnant patients. Topics include risks and benefits of MAT (medication assisted therapy) for both the pregnant patient and the infant, Methadone vs. Buprenorphine, pain management after delivery and during routine Cesarean, screening for SUD in pregnant patients, and services offered by University Health Mommies Program.

Target Audience

MD, DO, RN, LVN, Advanced Practice RN, PA’s, PharmD, etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify substance use disorder (SUD) in pregnancy through appropriate screening methods.
  • Understand the benefits and risks of medication assisted therapy (MAT) in pregnancy.
  • Utilize comprehensive care in SUD patients through use of proper resources to assist in the recovery process.


Luke Newton, MD

Financial Disclosures
The following speakers do not have any financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose:
Luke Newton, MD

The planning committee members below do not have any relevant financial relationship to disclose:
Rebecca Terrazas, BSN, RN
Dolores Perry, MSN
Rachael Farner, MSN, RN
Patrick Ramsey, MD
Amy Quinn, MD
John Byrne, MD, MFM

Registration Information

No Charge

Physician Participation

Upon completion of viewing the online presentation, please follow the instructions at the end of the presentation to complete the evaluation. Once the evaluation is completed, the user will be provided the option to print their certificate.

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Medical Education Credit

As an ACCME-accredited CME provider, The UT Health Science Center San Antonio must ensure that its CME activities are independent of the control of commercial interests. All speakers and planning committee members for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio sponsored programs are expected to disclose (prior to the activity) all “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 24 months that create a conflict of interest. (“Relevant” financial interest or other relationships can include such things as grant or research support, employees, consultants, major stockholders, members of speaker bureau, etc.)

UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Rebecca Terrazas, course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the University Health System. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts certificates of attendance for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance

Credit may be obtained upon successful completion of the activity’s evaluation.