In the prior segments, I talked about some of the social and medical issues related to MAT like Suboxone or methadone during pregnancy. Topics like stigma, medication side-effects, and neonatal withdrawal. In this final installation, I’ll go over some of the emotional and legal issues you may face.
Elizabeth Brico is a freelance writer with an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. Her blog, Betty’s Battleground, was recently ranked by Feedspot as one of the top 75 PTSD blogs. She is also a regular contributing writer for HealthyPlace’s trauma blog. Her work has appeared on Vice, Vox, Stat News, The Fix, and others. When she isn’t working, she can usually be found reading, writing, or watching speculative fiction.
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.
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.
A study published earlier this year might hold some promise for those wishing to curb chaotic methamphetamine use. According to research published by Madhukar H.
Domestic violence is a significant issue in the United States. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence(NCADV), one in four women and one in nine men experience severe domestic violence, and one in three women and one in four men experience some form of violence in the home.
COVID-19 has caused lots of personal struggles within many people all over the world. Elizabeth Brico is here to discuss the rise in domestic violence during the pancemic.
Drug policy in the United States is changing. Elizabeth Brico goes over some changes that happened in the 2020 election and what their effects on policy in the future might be.
Alcohol’s legality has long promoted a sense of normalcy around its use. Many people have started using alcohol to cope with the pandemic.
Elizabeth Brico wrote this blog to show how the COVID-19 laws affected people in recovery.
Widespread school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic means that if you’re a custodial parent or caregiver, you’re probably home with your kids right
Harm Reduction for People Who Use Drugs and Are In Treatment for Addiction During the Coronavirus Pandemic
People in the United States are now contending with the novel coronavirus. It has already brought entire countries, including Italy and South Korea, to a