A Message for Every Mom
We are so glad you are here. We know it is not easy being vulnerable and seeking help. Celebrate your bravery, for you are making a choice to learn about the possibilities and opportunities of a life free from coping through substance use.
Putting yourself and your needs first is the most important step in not only working towards recovery but also strengthening your family. We want you to know you are not alone and you are not to blame. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a disease that can be treated.
We know you are tough as a mother, but there is no need to go on this journey alone. Support is available.
Why get help
Many people don’t understand why or how someone, especially a mother, becomes dependent on drugs and alcohol. They don’t understand the disease of addiction.
Quitting takes way more than good intentions or a strong will—it takes the right medical treatment and therapeutic support. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain and better understand how to treat substance use disorder. Get the treatment you deserve, so that you can be the strongest mom possible.
Pregnancy can be an exciting, overwhelming and stressful time, and if you are using alcohol or drugs you may feel particularly overwhelmed and afraid to ask for help. Using substances causes risks to both you and the fetus, therefore it is particularly important to seek support during this time. Certain detox methods during pregnancy can be very risky and treatment is critical to both you and your baby’s health. A treatment provider can create a plan so your fetus can develop as healthy as possible.