A Comprehensive Treatment Model for Pregnant Chemical Users, Infants and Families
In 1976 the Chemical Dependence Program of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, with the assistance of Prentice Women’s Hospital and Maternity Center, developed a program for expectant mothers, infants and their families. Perinatal Services offers comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care for the pregnant chemical user. This care is the product of a unique arrangement among chemical dependence, psychiatric, medical and educational services. In short, Perinatal Services recognizes the pregnant chemical user as a high-risk patient and provides a broad range of treatment, education and support for the expectant mother and her family.
KeywordsExpectant Mother Opiate Addiction Developmental Difficulty Northwestern Memorial Hospital Perinatal Service
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