Pregnancy and Substance Use

The use of alcohol and other drugs by pregnant women is an emotive topic, one with which society frequently wrestles.

This training is designed to provide participants with a greater understanding of the effects of substance use in pregnancy. Participants will discuss the specific actions and effects of different substances and explore how services can better work together to provide appropriate practical care and support to women and those supporting them.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • recognise the range of societal attitudes towards this subject and how these can impact on practice and service delivery
  • distinguish between the different potential risks and harms associated with a variety of different substances
  • provide accurate information and advice to service users on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • discuss the subject with service users in a practical and supportive manner
  • make appropriate referrals to relevant services and agencies where there is a need to do so.

Aimed At

Drug workers. housing workers. social workers. GPs. nurses. teachers and mental health workers.


Commissioned – please contact Richard Bloodworth  ( ) for more information.


One day