In the setting of the national opioid epidemic, the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine’s TECaN Group (Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists) is engaging in a national effort to empower and educate providers about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

The #NavigatingNAS Campaign will feature four quarters, each devoted to a different aspect of the continuum of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Each quarter will provide educational materials for clinical practice and resources for families in addition to webinars, podcasts, and social media outreach.

Quarter 4: Beyond Discharge Home

Conversation Guide

Prenatal Consultation Form

Articles of Interest


Safe Discharge

Quarter 3: Caring for the Mother-Infant Dyad with NAS: Where Are We Now?


Timeline of the Opioid Epidemic in America


A Hidden Public Health Emergency Rising from the Opioid Epidemic

Articles of Interest and State Collaboratives

Quarter 2: Pregnancy and Substance Use


Practice and Policy Considerations for Child Welfare, Collaborating Medical, and Service Providers

AAP Urges Public Health Approach for Women Who Use Opioids During Pregnancy


Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy


Postpartum Pain Management


Pregnant Women and Substance Use: Overview of Research & Policy in the United States

Health Action Sheets

March of Dimes health action sheets on opioids and pregnancy


SAMHSA OUD and Pregnancy


Recovery Research Institute: Addictionary

Quarter 1: Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Resources to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Policies, provider educator opportunities and more.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Shared principles to address the opioid crisis from numerous medical organizations.

State and National Fact Sheets

Policy solutions to support vulnerable children and families.


Safe Storage & Disposal of Medications


Combat Prenatal Opioid Use and NAS

Sample Letter to Representative Regarding the NY State Bill: Combat Prenatal Opioid Use and NAS.


Sample Physician Testimony to PA State Congress

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