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Pregnancy and Addiction | Recovery Radio

Saturday 12th January 2019

Dealing with pregnancy while in addiction can make matters even more difficult. Learn from Dr. Kristi Dively on how to treat addiction and pregnancy. Read now on alcoholfree.com
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Pregnancy and Addiction: Understanding the Challenges and Treatment Options | Recovery Radio

In general, patients who come in for treatment or patients who are abusing don't have great health to begin with because they are avoiding the doctor and they're not eating.
Dealing with addiction is difficult, but dealing with pregnancy while in addiction can make matters even more challenging. On this week's episode of Recovery Radio, Dr. Kristi Dively, an obstetrician/gynecologist, shares her firsthand knowledge of treating pregnant patients with substance abuse issues. One of the biggest challenges is that pregnant women may avoid treatment due to fear of harming their unborn child or legal consequences. However, Dr.
Dively explains that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an effective way to help them overcome addiction while ensuring their baby's health. MAT partially binds to the opiate receptors in the brain and calms it down, which can help pregnant women focus on therapy and recovery. However, there are risks involved with continuing in addiction, such as neonatal abstinence syndrome, which can cause physical and developmental birth defects. Dr.
Dively also highlights the importance of support for pregnant women in treatment and the different medications available for treating addiction. This episode provides a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and treatment options for pregnant women with substance abuse issues. Listen to the episode now on alcoholfree.com and gain insight into how to help pregnant women overcome addiction and ensure their baby's health.