Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions are one of the primary treatments used in all levels of care at The Family Place. These sessions are led by professionals who facilitate topics of discussions that are directly relevant to the needs of the pregnant women and moms participating in the program. These sessions provide time for our women to not only receive education on problems associated with addiction and pregnancy,  but also as a time to give and receive support to and from peers who are all dealing with a common problem. This peer interaction helps these women understand that they are not alone in the struggles that they are facing which can, in turn, promote acceptance and healing.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy sessions at The Family Place serve as a time for individuals to meet one-on-one with their personal therapist in a 100% confidential setting. Individual sessions provide the opportunity:

  • for clients to work through their experiences in treatment
  • address any concerns that arise
  • ask any questions they have
  • receive ongoing support
  • celebrate successes as they happen

Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders

Most people including pregnant women and moms with young children who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction also experience simultaneous underlying mental disorders. These are called co-occurring disorders and are referred to as a dual diagnosis. If not properly diagnosed and treated, co-occurring disorders often present complications during the recovery process. This is a key reason why everyone seeking addiction treatment at The Family Place is required to be assessed by one of our trained and certified medical professionals.

Parenting and Nutrition

When pregnant women struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, they often neglect their bodies. Some substances may suppress the appetite, while others may cause an increased appetite which can lead to weight instability. Nutrition counseling is an important aspect of the treatment curriculum for all clients at The Family Place. Eating nutritious foods provides both the mind and the body with the fuel and energy needed to stay well and sober. When you maintain a balanced diet, you feel good. Once you appreciate your healthy body and that of your unborn child, you’ll be more inclined to maintain it.

Group discussions on how to be a good parent are also an important part of the recovery program for pregnant women and moms with young children at The Family Place. Many women who become addicted to drugs and alcohol did not have a stable upbringing or a good role model for a mom. The parenting discussion groups help these women recognize that they do not have to repeat their upbringing with their children. They address topics such as parental values, how to cope with infants and young babies, how to deal with the daily stress of bringing up a family and other subjects brought up by the women themselves.

Prenatal Health Care

While staying at Connection, we will work with each client to ensure that they receive regular prenatal care. This includes transportation to and from doctors, nutrition counseling, emotional support and much more.

In order to properly protect the health of an unborn child; and as with all pregnant women, it is even more important for those addicted to drugs or alcohol to get regular prenatal care. At a minimum, most health care providers will want to see you:


  • every 4 weeks until the 28th week of pregnancy
  • then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks
  • then once a week until delivery

Throughout a pregnancy, health care providers will monitor weight and blood pressure while also checking the growth and development of the unborn baby.  Women can expect things like feeling your abdomen, listening for the fetal heartbeat starting during the second trimester, and measuring your belly). During the span of your pregnancy, you’ll also have prenatal tests, including blood, urine, and cervical tests, and probably at least one ultrasound.

Family Therapy

In most cases for women undergoing treatment at The Family Place; including family members into their treatment plan can be monumentally beneficial. This allows for forgiveness and healing the damage that has been inflicted upon the family unit as a result of an individual’s addictive behavior. Additionally, this provides the opportunity for one’s family members to become aware of what their loved one is going through and how they can best be of help to her.

Life after Treatment

Here at The Family Place, we recognize that in order to fully transition into motherhood and get back to their everyday lives, each client must be provided with a wide range of treatment options. This is why our Connection staff members begin working on a discharge plan as soon as a client enters treatment. The purpose of these discharge plans is to provide hope and ensure that each client has guidance on ways that she can maintain her success in recovery upon returning home.

If you or a loved one is pregnant or a mom with young children, and in need of help to address the problems of addiction; please reach out to The Family Place.  Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff members will assist you or your loved one in choosing the right program for meeting all of your or your loved one’s needs. By receiving treatment at The Family Place, healing and hope for a lasting recovery can be within your or your loved one’s reach.

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