Opioid Addiction Help

What I Wish I Had Known During My MAT Pregnancy, Part II: Side Effects, NAS, and the NICU

What I Wish I Had Known During My MAT Pregnancy, Part II: Side Effects, NAS, and the NICU

I gave birth to the older of my two daughters while taking methadone to treat addiction to heroin. By the time I had my second daughter, I had switched to buprenorphine. I'm in a unique position to speak about my experiences with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and pregnancy due to my experiences with the two dominant medications used by pregnant women in recovery.

What I Wish I Had Known About Suboxone & Methadone During My Pregnancies

What I Wish I Had Known About Suboxone & Methadone During My Pregnancies

I am in a unique position to write about my experiences with pregnancy and medication-assisted treatment, like methadone and buprenorphine, for opioid addiction because I have used both of the mainstream MAT options during two separate pregnancies.

Judge Linda Davis, Director of Families Against Narcotics, on Overcoming Stigma and Finding Help for Opioid Addiction

Judge Linda Davis, Director of Families Against Narcotics, on Overcoming Stigma and Finding Help for Opioid Addiction

Linda Davis recently retired from the 41B District Court to oversee the organization she founded 11 years ago, Families Against Narcotics. Judge Davis founded FAN after her own daughter confessed to struggling with heroin addiction, and she found resources in the community lacking for family support. We caught up with Judge Davis to ask about her experience educating communities about addiction.