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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1212 South 70th Street
Milwaukee WI 53214
In Milwaukee, WI, La Causa Inc segments their treatment services based on Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse within a Outpatient. The segmented...
2900 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA 15201
Progressive Medical Specialists Inc (Pittsburgh) located at 2900 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, United States is a drug treatment center provi...
2956 North Avenue
Grand Junction CO 81503
Located in Grand Junction, CO, Foundations 4 Life LLC is a Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse providing Substance abuse treatment in an Outpatie...
3900 North Armour Avenue
Fort Smith AR 72904
Gateway House Inc (Fort Smith) located at 3900 North Armour Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72904, United States is an alcohol rehab center providing substance...
3 Corporate Drive
Peekskill NY 10566
Lexington Center for Recovery Inc in Peekskill, NY is a Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Lexington Center for Recovery Inc provides Substance abus...
43 Progress Street
Union NJ 7083
Suburban Treatment Associates (Union) located at 43 Progress Street, Union, NJ 07083, United States is an alcohol rehab center providing substance abu...
10420 Main Street
Lamont CA 93241
In Lamont, CA, Community Service Organization (CSO) provides Outpatient programs with Spanish, Services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Fundamental...
558 North Town Avenue
Pomona CA 91767
Pomona Alcohol and Drug Recovery Ctr (Pomona) located at 558 North Town Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767, United States is a drug rehab facility providing sub...
10429 International Boulevard
Oakland CA 94603
Lifeline Treatment Services Inc in Oakland, CA is a Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Lifeline Treatment Services Inc provides Substance abuse trea...
410 East Robinson Street
Knoxville IA 50138
In Knoxville, IA, Addictions Recovery Center LLC focuses on the treatment of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Providing Outpatient, they offer Sub...
204 Metro Drive
Jefferson City MO 65109
Compass Health Inc in Jefferson City, MO is a substance abuse treatment center with a focus on Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Provided in ...
2720 East Palmdale Boulevard
Palmdale CA 93550
American Health Services LLC in Palmdale, CA is a substance abuse treatment center with a focus on Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Provided in a ...
300 South 6th Street
Fort Pierce FL 34950
Beachside Rehab in Fort Pierce, FL is a Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Beachside Rehab provides Substance abuse treatment, Transitional housing ...
9 West Broadway
Paterson NJ 7505
Options Counseling Center (Paterson) located at 9 West Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07505, United States is a drug rehab center providing substance abuse tr...
2334 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago IL 60625
In Chicago, IL, DUI Counseling Center segments their treatment services based on Substance Abuse Treatment Services within a Outpatient. The segmente...
409 Blandwood Avenue
Greensboro NC 27401
In Greensboro, NC, Peculiar Csl and Consulting PLLC focuses on the treatment of Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Providing Outpatient, they ...
1221 Nashville Highway
Lewisburg TN 37091
Centerstone (Marshall County Mental Health Center) located at 1221 Nashville Highway, Lewisburg, TN 37091, United States is a drug rehab program provi...
17882 SE Mcloughlin Boulevard
Portland OR 97267
In Portland, OR, Integrated Health Clinics LLC segments their treatment services based on Substance Abuse Treatment Services within a Outpatient. The...
2711 Colonial Drive
Columbia SC 29203
In Columbia, SC, LRADAC/Behavioral Health Center of segments their treatment services based on Substance Abuse Treatment Services within a Outpatient,...
6031 Broad Street
Pittsburgh PA 15206
Fundamentally focusing on Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, they treat patients who need Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine used in tre...
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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: