Opioid Addiction Help

Resources for the Families of Those Suffering with Addiction

Resources for the Families of Those Suffering with Addiction

Unfortunately, substance use disorder doesn’t affect just one type of person — it impacts people in all walks of life, and most of them have families. It is a serious national public health problem affecting approximately 45 million families.

What I Wish I Had Known During My MAT Pregnancies—Part III

What I Wish I Had Known During My MAT Pregnancies—Part III

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.

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.