Nonpharmacological adjunctive treatment for postpartum women to reduce opioid use

Summary of the evidence

  • Unknown effectiveness

Postpartum nonpharmacological adjunctive treatments for women with opioid use disorder were analysised in a narrative systematic review (Martinez and Allen, 2020).  Four studies were identified by the review and while they all reported improvements, overall it was not possible to draw conclusions on their effect on:

  • reducing opioid use

Postpartum nonpharmacological adjunctive treatments included group or individual counseling or employemnt interventions.


Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.