Psychosocial Interventions for Pregnant Women in Outpatient Illicit Drug Treatment Programs Compared to Other Interventions

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: April 2015

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found no difference in outcomes between psychosocial interventions and other types of care for pregnant people who use illicit drugs. The review included studies that compared psychosocial interventions to control interventions that could include:

  • Treatment with medicine
  • A different psychosocial intervention
  • Counseling
  • Prenatal care
  • STD (sexually transmitted disease) counseling and testing
  • Transportation
  • Child care

Researchers didn’t find many well-designed studies reporting on pregnancy or birth outcomes. They noted that high-quality studies are needed to evaluate psychosocial interventions in this population.

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Terplan, M., Ramanadhan, S., Locke, A., Longinaker, N., & Lui, S. (2015). Psychosocial interventions for pregnant women in outpatient illicit drug treatment programs compared to other interventions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015 (4). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006037.pub3.