If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol while pregnant, you will need specialized substance abuse treatment. Dangerous substances are passed through the placenta and eventually reach the fetus. This means that any substances you are currently addicted to are being passed to the unborn child while they are developing. If addiction is not quickly dealt with, infants will be born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, which means that the baby will deal with withdrawal effects at birth. Drug and alcohol use also increases the likelihood of stillbirth.
Knowing these facts often leaves expecting mothers with feelings of guilt or shame that they have let themselves, and, more importantly, their child down because of their addiction. However, our clinicians know that addiction is not a choice and that you ultimately want the best for your unborn child. That’s why we offer you judgment-free, specialized care that can help you work through the unique mental health concerns that can come with specialized pregnancy treatment, and help you work toward long-term recovery for the benefit of both you and your child.
After your stay at a specialized treatment facility is completed, you can still count on continued support to ensure that you maintain your recovery long-term for the benefit of yourself and your child.
Neuro Psychiatric Addiction Clinic has case managers that can coordinate with outpatient care providers that can provide you with counseling, group support, or continued medical support at home or at another addiction treatment facility if necessary.
We know that your main concern is the health of your baby, and we want to do everything we can to ensure that you have the support you need to conquer your addiction and mental health concerns for good. Many of our team members are in long-term recovery themselves, and can relate to what you’re experiencing. We’ll take every measure necessary to ensure that you can overcome and take steps toward a happier, healthier life for you and your family.