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 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.
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.
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.