Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine is launching new research looking at the effectiveness of treatment programs for pregnant women struggling with opioid abuse. Standard care for this population involves both prenatal care and addiction treatment, including a medication like Suboxone or methadone to stop the symptoms of withdrawal. The research team will be examining a model that offers both these services in the same facility, rather than referring women to two separate appointments. New Hampshire recently allocated about $3 million in federal funds to Dartmouth-Hitchcock to build out programs like this around the state, modeled off the medical center’s Moms in Recovery program in Lebanon . “This is not a new idea,” said Daisy Goodman, who works...
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Major Grant Will Test Success of Popular Treatment in Opioid Fight