Substance Use Disorder Services for Pregnant & Parenting Women

What services are available to pregnant and parenting women with a substance use disorder?
Colonial Behavioral Health provides a variety of treatment services for pregnant and parenting women including:

  • Outpatient Substance Use Disorder group counseling for women with substance use disorders
  • Counseling for relationships, sexual and physical abuse and parenting issues
  • Admission into the Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Referral to inpatient treatment through South-Eastern Family Project
  • Case management services to assist in establishing eligibility for public assistance programs, link to medical and other community services, help in arranging transportation for services, arrange for primary and prenatal medical care, monitor services needed, etc.

The program also helps connect the child(ren) of the individual being served to appropriate services such as:

  • Developmental assessments and treatment services
  • Services that address the child's experience of abuse, neglect or trauma
  • Intensive In-Home Therapy

Children participating in services will also receive case management services to connect the child with pediatric care and immunizations, access funding for housing and other basic needs, as well as to help families meet additional needs of the child in their home and community.

How do these services work?
Services for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders can be accessed through our Open Access system by calling 757-220-3200. Pregnant women are given preference in admission to services and are seen within 48 hours of their request to reduce health risks to her and her unborn child.

Services offered by the South-Eastern Family Project include a highly structured residential or day addiction treatment program. Mothers receive clinical help with their addiction and emotional challenges, while learning daily living and parenting skills that will foster healthy child development, improved birth outcomes for drug exposed infants, and responsible parenting.

Who may benefit from these services?
These services are provided to adult women, age 18 and over, and their family members. Pregnant women are given priority and are seen within 48 hours of referral. Other priority populations are females with dependent children, IV drug users and all opiate abusers, and individuals being discharged from detoxification facilities or inpatient treatment.

What services are provided?

  • Comprehensive Case Management
  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Parenting support and skill development
  • Family Support Services
  • Local coordination of child care
  • Relapse prevention and continuing care
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Life skills training
  • Psycho-education
  • Gender specific treatment
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Discharge Planning and coordination

Click here for the SUD Services for Pregnant and Parenting Women brochure in English. (Click here for the Spanish version.)

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