The FAMILY Place
An Addiction Treatment Center
for Pregnant Women and Women
with Young Children
At The Family Place, our only clients are addicted pregnant women and moms with young children. This specialty allows our treatments and therapies to be laser focused on the common needs of these women while at the same time; creating a personal program to address individualized needs of each client. The Family Place is one of only a few treatment centers located in the USA whose sole focus is on the underserved needs of women in need.
Substance Abuse During Pregnancy
Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a progressive, chronic disease characterized by cravings, compulsive behavior, harmful side effects and relapse. As with other diseases, addiction poses serious risks, including death for pregnant women and their babies. Co-occurring mental health disorders, which commonly accompany addiction, also present unique health care challenges. Eating disorders, depression and other co-occurring disorders can endanger the mother and cause physical changes that negatively affect the development and wellbeing of her unborn child.
Everything that a woman consumes while pregnant can affect her unborn baby. Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs pass through the placenta — the organ that provides nutrition and oxygen to the baby — and cause serious problems including the baby being born addicted to the same substances as the mother. Therefore, women who are pregnant or who are planning to become pregnant should avoid any recreational drug or alcohol and talk to their health care provider about a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Help is available for pregnant women who struggle with substance abuse. However, almost every addicted mother has numerous questions. Is help available and truly safe? What will it entail? Is it possible to be completely free from the grip of addicting substances without harming the baby? How does one learn to live sober?
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Risks and Potential Results of Abusing Substances during Pregnancy
Many factors play into the risks associated with using substances while pregnant. These include the specific substance(s) being used, how much the substance is used, and at what point in the pregnancy the substance was introduced.