Journal of Addictive Behaviors,Therapy & RehabilitationISSN: 2324-9005

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Review Article, J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil Vol: 7 Issue: 1

Therapeutic Responsiveness in the Psychosocial Treatment of Pregnant Mothers with Opiate Use Disorder

Louis N1*, Todd D2 and David J3

1Maternal Addiction Recovery Center, Marshall Psychiatry, Huntington, USA

2Research Development and Translation, Marshall Clinical Research Center, Marshall Health, Huntington, USA

3Marshall OBGYN, Marshall Health, 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington, USA

*Corresponding Author : Louis Nieuwenhuizen
Department of Psychiatry, Maternal Addiction Recovery Center, Marshall Psychiatry, 1115 20th Street, Huntington, WV, USA
Tel: 304 691-1500
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: February 06, 2018 Accepted: April 18, 2018 Published: April 25, 2018

Citation: Louis N, Todd D, David J (2018) Therapeutic Responsiveness in the Psychosocial Treatment of Pregnant Mothers with Opiate Use Disorder. J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 7:1. doi: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000174


Alarming escalation of the opiate epidemic makes clarity of best practice essential. Medication assisted treatment with psychotherapy is accepted as best practice but consensus about the most effective psychosocial strategies remain elusive. A careful review of existing guidelines, prominent meta-analyses and patient opinion, reveals dynamic and clear evidence based strategies for providers. Data indicates a strong correlation between ‘time in treatment’ and ‘treatment approach’. Contingency management is the only approach consistently shown effective during the first twelve weeks of treatment. Cognitive restructuring approaches generally show efficacy when treatment extends beyond twelve weeks and are well supported in research. The authors present a strategic model consistent with the presented data. Recommendations Treatment approaches using a complex systems framework is sparsely represented in existing meta-analyses on treatment efficacy, are preferred by mothers in treatment include an increased emphasis on contingency management during the stabilization phase, a dynamic evolution of therapeutic approach over the course of treatment and a persistent focus on social network development throughout treatment.

Keywords: Opiate; Addiction; Pregnancy; Therapeutic strategy; Treatment; Psychosocial; Intervention

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