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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1133 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201
Serenity and Wellness Clinic is a Substance Abuse Treatment Services in Baltimore, MD. Provided in an Outpatient, Short-term residential setting, Ser...
301 South Gallaher View Road
Knoxville TN 37919
Bradford Health Services (Knoxville) located at 301 South Gallaher View Road, Knoxville, TN 37919, United States is an alcohol treatment program provi...
11134 Luschek Drive
Cincinnati OH 45241
Specialized programs or groups are also implemented which are exclusive to Pregnant/postpartum women, Adult women. Financial assistance programs are...
8445 Center Drive NE
Minneapolis MN 55432
In Minneapolis, MN, Moving Forward Assessment Services segments their treatment services based on Substance Abuse Treatment Services within a Outpatie...
3900 Jermantown Road
Fairfax VA 22030
Fairfax Falls Church CSB ADS (Fairfax) located at 3900 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030, United States is a drug treatment center providing substanc...
990 Cambridge Street
Reno NV 89511
Ridge House Inc is a Treatment Center located in Reno, NV which maintains Substance Abuse Treatment Services as their primary focus. Services include...
118 East Choccolocco Street
Oxford AL 36203
Providing Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone maintenance, Methadone detoxification, Buprenorphine used in treatment, MedMark Treatme...
24625 Arch Street
Newhall CA 91321
El Dorado Community Service Center (Santa Clarita Med/Mental Health Servs) located at 24625 Arch Street, Newhall, CA 91321, United States is an alcoho...
14090 Fryelands Boulevard SE
Monroe WA 98272
Providing Substance abuse treatment, Sea Mar Community Healthcare Centers is a Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Monroe, WA. Sea Mar Commun...
2195 3rd Avenue
New York NY 10035
ARTC Manhattan (Medically Supervised Outpatient Prog) located at 2195 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10035, United States is an alcohol rehab center providi...
1785 West Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor MI 48103
Heron Ridge Associates PLC (Ann Arbor) located at 1785 West Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, United States is a drug rehab facility providing s...
58 Club Manor Drive
Pueblo CO 81008
Parkview Adult Chem Dependency Servs (Pueblo) located at 58 Club Manor Drive, Pueblo, CO 81008, United States is a drug treatment center providing sub...
1340 Remington Road
Schaumburg IL 60173
Schaumburg Interventions and (Counseling Center LLC) located at 1340 Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, United States is a drug treatment facility ...
24 Brookhill Drive
Newark DE 19702
Brandywine Counseling (South Chapel) located at 24 Brookhill Drive, Newark, DE 19702, United States is a drug treatment center providing substance abu...
233 West 10th Street
Dallas TX 75208
Homeward Bound Inc (Trinity Recovery Center) located at 233 West 10th Street, Dallas, TX 75208, United States is a drug treatment facility providing s...
350 Elk Street
Rapid City SD 57701
Behavior Management Systems (Full Circle) located at 350 Elk Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, United States is a drug rehab program providing substance a...
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park MD 20912
Located in Takoma Park, MD, Washington Adventist Univversity facilitates Outpatient treatment programs that specialize in Substance Abuse Treatment Se...
66 Pavillion Avenue
Providence RI 2905
Discovery House (South Providence Addiction Center) located at 66 Pavillion Avenue, Providence, RI 02905, United States is a drug treatment center pro...
6364 Highway 2
Cass Lake MN 56633
Leech Lake Tribal Adolescent Program in Cass Lake, MN is a Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Leech Lake Tribal Adolescent Program provides Substanc...
207 South Michigan Street
Lakeville IN 46536
Wellspring Counseling and Learning Ctr (Lakeville) located at 207 South Michigan Street, Lakeville, IN 46536, United States is a drug treatment progra...
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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: