51. Maintenance Agonist Treatments for Opiate-Dependent Pregnant Women1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch51

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Maintenance Agonist Treatments for Opiate-Dependent Pregnant Women1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch51

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • opiate-dependent pregnant women, and maintenance agonist treatments;
  • addicted women, continuing use of opioids in pregnancy;
  • women addicts, six-fold maternal obstetric, of low birth weight/toxaemia;
  • newborns, narcotic withdrawal/postnatal growth deficiency;
  • opioid antagonist maintenance, subsiding adverse effects on foetus;
  • opiate-dependent pregnant women, as of any age/pregnancy length;
  • outcome for pregnant women, drop-outs/primary substance/relapse;
  • inherent limitations, against recommending agonists for opiate-dependent;
  • fewer trials/specific treatment, sufficient evidence lacking


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