Methamphetamine: Latest Knowledge, Latest Treatments - 2008

Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D, Professor
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles

Methamphetamine: Latest Knowledge, Latest Treatments: Powerpoint Presentation

Substance Exposed Newborns and Their Families

Robert E. Nickel, M.D. November 2006

Substance Exposed Newborns and Their Families Powerpoint presentation

Literature Review: Effects of Prenatal Substance Exposure on Infant and Early Childhood Outcomes (2006)

Substance abuse among pregnant women continues to pose a national concern for a host of reasons, not the least of which is the impact of prenatal substance exposure on their children. A thorough review of current literature reveals that in-utero substance exposure can leave children vulnerable to a number of developmental problems. However, research also suggests that the home environment in which the child is reared may have a stronger influence on developmental outcomes than prenatal drug exposure. In addition, many developmental problems are treatable and can be addressed with a variety of interventions. PDF can be downloaded from the AIA website:


Identifying, Reporting, and Responding to Substance Exposed Newborns: An Exploratory Study of Policies & Practices (2005)

The AIA Resource Center has completed a study analyzes policies and practices regarding the identification, reporting and child welfare response to substance exposed newborns (SEN) in eight cities throughout the United States. This research was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. PDF can be downloaded from the AIA website:


Children and Family Futures

The mission of Children and Family Futures is to improve the lives of children and families, particularly those affected by substance use disorders. This website provides a comprehensive online resource for publications, reports, and other materials related to the impact of drug abuse on children


Link to information on methamphetamine and its effect on women, children and families:


What Do We Know About the Impact of Methamphetamine on Infants and Young Children? An Interview with Dr. Rizwan Shah.

A brief overview of the current knowledge on child outcomes, effective intervention, and social policy. The Source, Newletter of the National Abandonned Infants Assistance Resource Center , Spring 2006, pp. 7-10. http://aia.berkeley.edu/publications/source.html

Comprehensive Methamphetamine Index


Drug Abuse impact on Foster Care in Oregon (2004)


Methamphetamine And Other Substance Use During Pregnancy


Methamphetamine Biography - Carol Chervanak (2006)


Methamphetamine Use In Oregon - ExecutiveSummary (2005)


The Source - Spring 2006 Newsletter for the Abandoned Infants Assistance project

The spring 2006 newsletter for the AIA has a methamphetamine focus


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