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Improving Treatment for Drug-Exposed Infants

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 5


Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); .
Report No.: (SMA) 93-2011

The primary focus of this Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) is the in utero exposure of infants to illicit drugs. In utero exposure to cocaine and opiates, especially heroin, is highlighted, and there is a brief discussion of methadone. Although the substantial crisis of in utero exposure to alcohol is discussed, it is not the focal concern of this TIP. In addition, this TIP highlights medical and psychosocial services for drug-exposed infants up to 18 months of age and their families. Concerns regarding older toddlers and children are mentioned, but they are not the TIP's focus.


This publication is part of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant technical assistance program. This publication was written under contract number ADM 270-91-0007 from CSAT. Al Getz, MSW; Anna Marsh, PhD; and Sandra Clunies, MS served as the CSAT government project officers. Lynne Bailey, Carolyn Davis, and Claudia Norris served as contractor writers.

The opinions expressed herein are the views of the consensus panel participants and do not reflect the official position of CSAT or any other part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No official support or endorsement of CSAT or DHHS is intended or should be inferred. The guidelines proffered in this document should not be considered as substitutes for individualized patient care and treatment decisions.

Bookshelf ID: NBK64750PMID: 22514857


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