Drug or alcohol dependent pregnant or postpartum women struggle with a number of issues other addicts never experience. They feel the shame and guilt that comes with being addicted to drugs or alcohol while pregnant, as well as the knowledge that their unhealthy choices may have a negative impact on their baby. Luckily, pregnant/postpartum women can enroll in drug and alcohol rehab programs specifically designed to address not only their addiction problem, but help them develop the skills they need to become a nurturing mother.
The best addiction rehab facilities for pregnant or postpartum women offer an individualized program and flexibility to adjust the treatment plan as needed. Inpatient and residential programs provide the best treatment setting and allow the program participant to reside in a safe substance free environment during their recovery process. The length of service varies from program to program and a number of women require more than the common five to six months of care to fully address their psychiatric issues, work through child welfare issues and connect with the right community programs that will help them with resources once they complete treatment.
Treatment programs that offer flexibility in their care understand the many physical ailments pregnant/postpartum women struggle with. It is not uncommon for a pregnant woman who is going through addiction rehab to experience medical issues during her recovery process such as gestational diabetes or high blood pressure. Additionally, many pregnant or postpartum women who come into treatment are nutrient deficient or dehydrated. For this reason, most drug rehab programs that care for pregnant or postpartum women employ some type of medical personnel on staff.
For pregnant/postpartum women, receiving drug and alcohol addiction treatment in a specialized treatment facility means finally overcoming addiction and learning the life skills necessary to raise their child while living a clean and sober lifestyle. As the woman begins to develop the capabilities to handle day to day life substance free, she will grow stronger in her ability to be a mother and provider. Graduates of these programs leave with the foundation they need to create a future for themselves and their family.
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Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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