Addiction Policy Forum Blog

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Freedom From Addiction

By Mark Powell on November 6, 2019

 
Back in 1993, a serious situation existed. The unique needs of moms with children were preventing many from seeking treatment. The recovery community realized it was too great a barrier to expect a woman to choose between caring for her children and undergoing treatment. She should have the freedom to have both.
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Nurturing Prenatal Care

By Mark Powell on September 10, 2019

 

For a long time, women in Oregon who were both pregnant and fighting addiction were caught in a Catch-22. Addiction providers didn’t want to work with pregnant women because of potential complications. And maternity care providers didn’t want to work with women suffering from addiction because of lack of understanding and expertise in that area.

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Coordinating Care for Pregnant and Postpartum OUD Patients

By Mark Gold, MD on April 11, 2019

Coordinating Care for Pregnant and Postpartum OUD Patients

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Moms and Babies Program

By Addiction Policy Forum on May 25, 2017

The Moms and Babies Program at the Decatur Correctional Center in Illinois is a prison nursery and community reentry program that allows incarcerated mothers to keep their newborn infants with them for a specific amount of time, and supports these women in developing and nurturing bonds with their babies. Following release from prison, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities continues case management, home-visits, and linkages to community services to continue progress.

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