To improve the lives of pregnant and parenting people who use substances.
A community where all families are safe, intact, and informed
- regardless of what they put in their bodies.
In order to realize this vision, we must celebrate the expertise, honor the courage, and center the voices of members of our community who have lived experience.
Radical Love. Bodily Autonomy. Common Sense Solutions.
Projects + Initiatives
Pregnancy & Substance Use: A Harm Reduction Toolkit
created in collaboration with Harm Reduction Coalition for New York State Department of Health.
This information is intended for use by pregnant and parenting people who use drugs, their loved ones, and their service providers. Our goal is to promote the overall health and well-being of pregnant people who use substances and their families.
For many people, upon finding out they are pregnant, they may wonder about reducing or stopping their use. It is important to know that there are many steps that can be taken, related to substance use or not, to have a healthy pregnancy.
Pregnant people and their families can use this information to understand their rights, access services, and find high-quality, evidence-based care.
This toolkit was developed in New York State, so some of the resources linked are specific to New York State. These materials can be shared with family members and service providers in order to start important conversations about your plans, hopes, goals, and dreams.
You can download the entire toolkit, or make your own by downloading sections individually.