Pregnancy can be scary, and the unknown may add stress to new mothers. When you couple a substance use disorder to the pregnancy, the process can feel hopeless – but there is hope. Our on-site OBGYN will meet you, personalize your treatment plan and stay with you throughout the duration of your pregnancy.
We want our patients to know they are not alone or feel ashamed in this process. More than 20,000 moms-to-be between the ages of 15 and 44 are struggling with a substance use disorder during pregnancy (SAMSHA). And, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one newborn is born in America with opiate withdrawal every 25 minutes
Effects of Substance Use Disorder in Pregnant Women
Thousands of pregnant moms are battling active substance use disorder. Retreat can help.
The dangers of substance misuse during pregnancy are real—and in some cases, irreversible. They include seizures, mental retardation, physical and cognitive heart defects, and more. Plus, the ramifications can be financial. The average hospital costs for newborns diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) can rise to much as $66,700, versus just $3,500 for babies born without NAS.
Retreat Behavioral Health is specially skilled to treat these sensitive cases and one of the few centers in the country to help with this problem. If you or a loved one is pregnant and struggling with substance use disorder, we urge you to get help immediately. A woman who is newly pregnant may be able to safely stop her substance use under the supervision of skilled professionals. If that isn’t possible or it’s too late in the pregnancy, our staff will do all that they can to carry the pregnancy through in the safest way possible and will treat the baby immediately upon birth.
Some of the Services We Offer Include:
- Access to Retreat’s full-time OBGYN Dr. Kristi Dively.
- On-site medical team that specializes in treating substance use disorder but also tending to the unique needs of pregnant women.
- Mental health specialists who can diagnose and treat a variety of mental health disorders.
- Collaboration with local doctors and healthcare providers to ensure a full continuum of care both during and post-treatment.
- Robust alumni program and outpatient resources to provide continued support and accountability for patients.
- Outpatient and family groups to help loved ones deal with the difficulties of substance misuse and prepare families for the challenges of raising newborns whose mothers are in recovery
Seeking Help at Retreat
We are always accepting pregnant women at our Pennsylvania, Florida, and Connecticut treatment centers. Admissions take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and ground transportation is available both to and from our facilities. For more information, please contact us at 855.859.8810 to learn about our admissions and recovery process for pregnant women and how to receive help for yourself or a loved one.