Pregnant Women Addiction Treatment Program

Last Edited: December 18, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Jim Brown, CDCA

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

The day one learns that a new life will be coming into the world should be met with nothing but happiness and joy. When an individual is using and unable to stop, however, this news can also come with a great deal of concern and apprehension.

Substance abuse and addiction combined with pregnancy brings an array of special concerns and complications.

In some cases, the mother cannot fully detox from substances without causing damage to her unborn child. This is often the case with Opioids. In these cases, the mother may be prescribed an Opioid medication, such as Methadone or Buprenorphine to prevent the onset of withdrawal symptoms.

Other substances can cause significant problems that must be addressed during pregnancy. All drugs are thought to increase the potential of developing birth defects and other long-term consequences.

For a woman who is pregnant, there is never a better time to get help with your drug or Alcohol abuse problem. Getting the proper medical and psychological treatment means the difference between life and death for you and your baby.

Don’t wait until the situation becomes tragic. Get help today. Below is compilation of treatment centers that accept or focus on the specific needs of pregnant women.

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208 East King Street
Lancaster PA 17602
Located in Lancaster, PA, Gaudenzia Inc is a Substance Abuse Treatment Services providing Substance abuse treatment in an Long-term residential settin...
130 Church Street
Salinas CA 93901
Door To Hope (Nueva Esperanza) located at 130 Church Street, Salinas, CA 93901, United States is a drug treatment facility providing substance abuse t...
1251 South Eliseo Drive
Greenbrae CA 94904
Marin Services for Women (Residential Program) located at 1251 South Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae, CA 94904, United States is an alcohol treatment program ...
2404 Wise Road
Conway SC 29526
Shoreline Behavioral Health Services (Conway) located at 2404 Wise Road, Conway, SC 29526, United States is an alcohol rehab center providing substanc...
105 Merrick Street
Worcester MA 1609
Spectrum Health Systems Inc (Outpatient Services) located at 105 Merrick Street, Worcester, MA 01609, United States is an alcohol rehab center providi...
120 Chrysalis Court
Lexington KY 40508
Chrysalis House Inc (First Step Program) located at 120 Chrysalis Court, Lexington, KY 40508, United States is a drug treatment program providing subs...
104 South Front Avenue
Prestonsburg KY 41653
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center (Outpatient) located at 104 South Front Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653, United States is an alcohol rehab program p...
5936 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19139
Womens Institute for Family Health provides Outpatient treatment in Philadelphia, PA specializing in Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Womens...
300 East Maple Road
Birmingham MI 48009
Joyce Marty K Frazho (Independent Contractor) located at 300 East Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009, United States is a drug rehab center providing sub...
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus OH 43215
Located in Columbus, OH, Columbus Public Health maintains their focus on Substance Abuse Treatment Services within a Outpatient program. Services for...
14705 Avery Road
Rockville MD 20853
Avery House (Halfway House for Women and Children) located at 14705 Avery Road, Rockville, MD 20853, United States is a drug rehab program providing s...
520 Guilford Avenue
Greensboro NC 27401
Marys House (Greensboro) located at 520 Guilford Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States is a drug treatment facility providing substance abuse tr...
1300 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville IL 62650
Wells Center (Jacksonville) located at 1300 Lincoln Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650, United States is an alcohol treatment center providing substance a...
931 West Street
Bainbridge GA 39819
The segmented services encompass Substance abuse treatment, Methadone maintenance. Programs and groups are organized to provide structured therapy t...
3629 Church Street
Latonia KY 41015
Catholic Charities provides Outpatient treatment in Latonia, KY specializing in Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Exclusive programs and grou...
1650 Moon Lake Boulevard
Schaumburg IL 60169
Alexian Brothers in Schaumburg, IL is a Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Alexian Brothers provides Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification...
2105 F Street
Bakersfield CA 93301
Legacy Behavioral Services (Residential Mens Treatment Program) located at 2105 F Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States is a drug rehab center...
11127 Perry Highway
Meadville PA 16335
Greenfield Counseling Inc (Meadville) located at 11127 Perry Highway, Meadville, PA 16335, United States is a drug rehab facility providing substance ...
240 East Laurel Street
Willows CA 95988
Located in Willows, CA, Glenn County Perinatal Program facilitates Outpatient treatment programs that specialize in Substance Abuse Treatment Services...
8422 Electric Avenue
Vienna VA 22182
Located in Vienna, VA, New Generations Specialized is a Substance Abuse Treatment Services providing Substance abuse treatment, Transitional housing o...
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Dangers and Risks of Abusing Substances during Pregnancy

Many factors play into the risks associated with consuming drugs or alcohol while pregnant. These include the specific drug(s) being abused, how often the substance is used, and at what point in the pregnancy the substance was introduced.

In general, risks to the unborn fetus from substance abuse include:

  • Placental abruption.
  • Miscarriage.
  • Premature birth.
  • Stillbirth.
  • Developmental defects.
  • Low birth weight.
  • Small head size.
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Postnatal withdrawal syndrome.

Long-Term Consequences

A 10-year study conducted through the University of California illustrates a high correlation between the use of drugs in a mother while a child is in utero and the outbreak of severe behavior problems later in the child’s life. The study points to a saddening but not surprising issue: the long-term consequences of drug use by pregnant women.

No matter how it’s ingested—whether by drinking, smoking, snorting, swallowing, or injecting—any substance consumed during pregnancy could pass to your baby. Many substances pass easily through the placenta and the umbilical cord, which means that if you are smoking marijuana, your baby essentially is too. Recent research shows that using illegal drugs, taking prescription pain relievers, and smoking tobacco or marijuana while you are pregnant can double or even triple the risk of stillbirth.

What Are the Addiction Treatment Options for Pregnant Woman?

Addiction can be a complex disease, requiring professional help and treatment to help attain, and sustain, complete sobriety. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that between 2012 and 2013, approximately 9.4 percent of pregnant women between the ages of 15 and 44 were classified as current alcohol drinkers and 5.4 percent used illicit drugs. No amount of drug or alcohol abuse is considered to be safe during pregnancy. A specialized addiction treatment program can help pregnant women to safely stop using drugs and/or alcohol while supporting them in recovery and attending to their medical needs.

Examples of addiction treatment services offered to pregnant women include: