Purpose and Disclaimer
The North Carolina Guidelines for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Pregnancy were created to provide North Carolina prescribers and practitioners with a consolidated set of recommendations for the management of opioid-use disorders during pregnancy. These guidelines are intended to complement standard medical care as well as the resources available through the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA; www.samhsa.gov), and SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (www.csat.samhsa.gov). These guidelines are not intended as requirements for practitioners, and should not be considered as medical advice.
The guidelines that follow have been adapted with permission from the Treatment of Opioid Dependence in Pregnancy: Vermont Guidelines. The North Carolina Guidelines for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Pregnancy have been edited by Jana Burson, MD, Eric Morse, MD, Melissa Godwin, LCSW, and Katie Clark, CSAC.