This toolkit was written in collaboration with Academy of Perinatal Harm Reduction.
This information is intended for use by pregnant and parenting people who use drugs, their loved ones, and their service providers. Our goal is to promote the overall health and well-being of pregnant people who use substances and their families. For many people, upon finding out they are pregnant, they may wonder about reducing or stopping their use. It is important to know that there are many steps that can be taken, related to substance use or not, to have a healthy pregnancy.
Pregnant people and their families can use this information to understand their rights, access services, and find high-quality, evidence-based care. This toolkit was developed in New York State, so some of the resources linked are specific to New York State. These materials can be shared with family members and service providers in order to start important conversations about your plans, hopes, goals, and dreams. You can download the entire toolkit, or make your own by downloading sections individually.
This work is written, edited, and informed by people who have lived experience of substance use and pregnancy.