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Drug & Alcohol Addiction Detox for Pregnant Women

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy Is A Serious Problem

The joy of expecting a new baby can be one of the best times in life. But struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction while pregnant or while trying to raise a family can take the bliss out of this otherwise joyful time.

There are a lot of questions going through a mom-to-be’s mind: Where can I get help? Is treatment safe for me and my baby? Can I detox while pregnant? How can I live sober when the stress of life makes me want to use drugs or drink?

Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall is here to help answer those questions and offer exceptional addiction treatment with our Pregnant & Parenting Women Program.

We get your fear. But here, you’ll be safe. You’ll be medically and clinically monitored. We’re here to help. We will go through every step of the process with you. You don’t have to live like this anymore.
– says CEO Domenica Personti

Helping Pregnant & Parenting Women Battle Substance Abuse

At Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall, you’ll get more than discreet, thorough addiction treatment – we’ll help you be the parent you want to be, whether it’s for the first time or not.

Our in-depth curriculum addresses all aspects of addiction and pregnancy/parenting, including:

  • Feelings of guilt, shame, devastation, hopelessness, and post-partum depression
  • Beating urges and cravings to use or drink
  • Uncovering any underlying, co-occurring disorders and trauma
  • A robust wellness program that includes yoga, meditation, personal training, and music therapy

There’s a lot that comes along with being a parent. That’s why we also offer a pregnant and parenting specific curriculum. This 4-week series works alongside of addiction treatment, and will alternate between topics, including:

  • Making healthy snacks for your child(ren)
  • Bathing a newborn baby
  • Soothing a colicky baby
  • Handling the stress of children and life while in recovery
  • Health education

The pregnant and parenting women’s program also includes:

  • Independent living and parenting skills
  • Fitness, wellness, and cultural activities related to pregnancy and parenting
  • Family transitional community resource connections
  • Nutrition for mother and child(ren)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Trauma, Recovery, & Empowerment
  • Nurturing Parent Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery

We’ll also provide our pregnant patients with prenatal vitamins and transportation to OBGYN appointments.

Detox While Pregnant

Can you safely detox while pregnant? Absolutely. At Bracebridge, our medical and clinical providers are experienced with treating pregnant women, as well as psychiatric issues and addictions. It’s critical for a pregnant woman to be under a doctor’s care in order to safely detox from drugs or alcohol. This is for both her safety and the unborn child. Our treatment guidelines are:

  • Alcohol detoxification up to 32 weeks pregnant
  • Opioid & heroin detox up to 12 weeks pregnant
  • Benzodiazepines detox up to 32 weeks pregnant

Detoxification depends on the substance that has been used and the level of abuse, as well as the mother’s health and history. Each treatment plan is specific and unique to each patient. However, when using medically-assisted treatment, Bracebridge uses Methadone or Subutex. Both of these pose minimal risk to the unborn child and are safe for the mother to take through delivery.

For a patient to enter our Pregnant & Parenting Women Program, Bracebridge’s criteria are:

  • Patient must be under 32 weeks pregnant
  • Patient must have appropriate ultrasounds (specific to how far along in pregnancy)
  • Any recent lab data from OB
  • Must be approved by Bracebridge’s medical team

Hesitant to Leave Your Family For A Detox? We Understand

There are crazy schedules to follow, dishes to be done, laundry to be folded – how are you supposed to take time away from a chaotic life to seek treatment?

Because you need to.

Addiction treatment will help you be your best self for your family and yourself. You help everyone in your family; now it’s time to help yourself.

During treatment, we know most mothers are thinking about their families at home. Our flexible visitation ensures you’ll stay involved and in touch with your family as you go through treatment. Even if your family can’t come to our facility, we will find ways for you to connect with them one way or another.

At Bracebridge, we’ll work with you to determine the cause of addiction. With our integrative treatment, we focus on what underlying conditions could be contributing to addiction, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, and more. Then, we focus on treating the patient as a whole – both the underlying condition and the addiction will be addressed.

Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall is dedicated to helping anyone suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction. There are unique needs of pregnant and parenting women suffering from substance use disorders, and our team of counselors, therapists, Masters Level clinicians, and nurses are exceptionally trained to help you fight against addiction and get back to living a healthy life. We understand the difficulty of this disease and are here to help you. The best choice you can make for yourself and your family is seeking addiction treatment.

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