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Compassionate Care for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders


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Empowering, comprehensive perinatal care for women with substance use disorders.

Pregnancy should be a time of joy and expectation. However, for some, it comes with unique challenges, especially when dealing with substance use. At Center Point Drug Abuse Alternative Center (DAAC), we understand these challenges deeply. 


Our 12-month perinatal intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program is a comprehensive support system that addresses not only your medical needs but also your emotional well-being. We understand your unique challenges and are here to support you every step of the way, ensuring you feel secure and cared for. 


The Heart of Our Program: Culturally Attuned, Comprehensive Support 


Melvy's Journey: From Client to Leader 


At Center Point DAAC, we understand the unique struggles faced by pregnant women battling substance use, which is why we chose one of our former clients to lead the program.  


Her journey to reach her current position as a program manager in substance use disorder treatment has been remarkable. Beginning with her education in the field, she has worked tirelessly to gain the knowledge, education, experience, and certifications necessary to progress through various positions. Her dedication, hard work, and perseverance have enabled her to climb the ranks and become a respected professional leader. 


Melvy's journey is a shining example of the transformative power of our perinatal addiction treatment program. She started as a client, and through her firsthand experience and education, she now leads the program, offering empathy, guidance, and illuminating hope to women in similar situations. 


Culturally Attuned Care 


We take great pride in our bilingual staff and culturally sensitive services. Our team's ability to communicate in Spanish and understand cultural nuances is not just a feature but a fundamental part of our approach. It ensures that every woman, regardless of her cultural or ethnic background, feels heard, understood, and respected. We believe that establishing trust is the cornerstone of effective treatment and support. 

 

Comprehensive Services Designed for Pregnant Women and Mother's with Children under 3



Our perinatal program is designed to provide a continuum of care that adapts to your changing needs over time. From outpatient services to more intensive care, we understand the importance of flexibility in supporting pregnant women effectively. Our relationship with local organizations like Women's Recovery Services and Athena House further enhance the network of care in Sonoma County, ensuring you can access the proper support at the right time. 


Childcare During Treatment


Understanding the importance of motherhood responsibilities, we offer on-site co-op childcare for children up to three years old, enabling mothers to attend their treatment sessions without worry after the birth of their baby. 


This service is crucial in enabling full participation in our 12-month program, ensuring that mothers do not have to choose between their health and their children. 


More Than Just Treatment: Holistic Support and Education 


Transportation and Nutritional Support 


Lack of transportation can be a significant barrier to consistent care. At Center Point DAAC, we eliminate this obstacle by providing transportation services. 


Additionally, we understand the importance of nutrition, especially during pregnancy. Our partnership with the local food bank ensures you and your children access healthy food to support overall wellness and recovery. 


Education on Postpartum Care and Wellness 


We educate our clients on critical topics, such as the effects of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on breastfeeding. 


We help women distinguish between postpartum depression (PPD) and withdrawal symptoms and general wellness practices for new mothers.  


This educational component is crucial. It empowers you to make informed decisions about your and your baby's health. 


Therapy, Mental Health Medication & Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) 


If you are struggling with any underlying menta health issues such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, our therapists can help while you are in treatment. 

 

Women in our perinatal program have access to our therapists who can assist you in working on underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to substance abuse or relapse. Mental health medication is available through our psychiatric nurse practitioner if needed.  

Our clients have full access to our medication-assisted treatment outpatient clinic which provides the leading evidence-based medications for substance use disorders including Vivitrol, Sublocade, Brixadi, Naltrexone, and Methadone. Some medications may not be available to pregnant women. 


Aftercare and Ongoing Support 


Melvy leads our co-ed aftercare program and alumni group, which are critical in ensuring long-term success for our clients. We also encourage creating a supportive community through a Facebook group specifically for aftercare alumni, fostering a network of mutual support and encouragement. 

 

The Legal and Ethical Framework 


Compliance with HIPAA and Ethical Standards 


At Center Point DAAC, we prioritize your privacy. We adhere to HIPAA regulations and ethical standards, ensuring that all our services, communications, and client interactions are highly confidential. Your trust and safety are our top priorities. This compliance protects your information and builds trust and safety within our community. 

 

Empowerment Through Care 


Fostering Independence and Self-Efficacy 


Our program's fundamental goal is to empower you, instilling a sense of capability and confidence as a mother and an individual recovering from substance use. We equip you with the tools, knowledge, and support to regain control over your life and health, enabling you to make positive, healthy choices for yourself and your family. 


Feeling Empowered and Equipped 


We understand the emotional and physical demands placed on mothers dealing with substance use issues. Our program equips you with the skills needed to manage these challenges. From handling the stresses of motherhood to managing recovery, our comprehensive care framework supports you at every step. 

 

Celebrating Family and Recovery 


Events and Group Activities 


Center Point DAAC hosts various events and group activities celebrating recovery milestones and family. These events are a way to celebrate successes and reinforce the vital community support network that sustains recovery. 


Celebrating Families 


Our program places a strong emphasis on celebrating the family unit. We understand that recovery is a journey that affects the whole family. Our services and programs aim to support and strengthen family ties. This involves offering family therapy sessions, parenting classes, and family-centered events that foster comprehension and unity. 

 

Affordable Care: Ensuring Access for All 


Do We Accept Partnership Health Plan Insurance? 


At Center Point DAAC, we believe that financial barriers should not prevent pregnant women from receiving health care for substance use disorders. We proudly accept Partnership Health Plan (PHP) and Medi-Cal health insurance plans.  


This commitment ensures you can access our comprehensive low-cost perinatal substance abuse treatment and services regardless of your financial situation. Our goal is to provide you with the highest-quality care without the stress of high medical costs. 


A Place to Become Yourself Again 


At Center Point DAAC, we provide more than just treatment; we offer a pathway to a new life, focusing on cultural sensitivity, comprehensive care, community support, and financial access.  


Here, you find a safe space to heal, learn, and grow into the best version of yourself—for you and your children. 


We invite you to contact us whether you need information or support or are ready to start your journey. At Center Point DAAC, you'll find a community prepared to support you every step of the way.

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