Clean Start

Preventing Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Clean Start is a program which provides education about the possible effects of drugs and alcohol use during pregnancy and available resources. It was originally developed by the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County in 2011 to address the alarming increase in infants born in withdrawal from substances in Sarasota County.

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Clean Start - For Moms

Clean Start 1 focuses on community education and ensures that those who would best benefit from this knowledge have access to it. Besides arming community members with knowledge, Clean Start provides information about local resources and where to turn for help.

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Clean Start - For Medical Providers

Clean Start 2 focuses on healthcare providers. ensuring that they receive up-to-date recommendations and are aware of how extensive our local problem is and where to refer their patients for help.
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