Empowering Mothers Overcoming Substance Use Disorders
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Mother Up

Protect your child by caring for yourself.

If you’re pregnant and suffering with substance abuse, you can have a healthy pregnancy and strong baby. When it is managed with medication and counseling, you gain the ability to focus on recovery for you and the proper care for your baby.

You don’t have to take this journey alone. There are people in our community who are ready to be your advocate and guide. Seeking help can be confusing, uncomfortable and sometimes scary. But the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks.

Stephanie, Roanoke, Va
“Do it for yourself, do it for your children. Those little lives need you.”

When Stephanie discovered she was pregnant with her third child, she was living in a car in a parking lot and suffering from crippling depression over her substance use disorder and the loss of her other two kids to foster care.

Resources For Mothers

Local Resources

Project Link at Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare

Project Link is a program for pregnant women and women with children under five who seek help. Call 540-266-9200 and ask to be connected with Susan Shirley (ext. 3275) or Patricia Spangler (ext.3223).

Avenues to Wellness

Avenues offers substance abuse assessment and counseling to adolescents, adults and their families.

ARCH Bethany Hall

In operation for the last 45 years, Bethany Hall is a residential substance abuse treatment program for women, pregnant/postpartum women, and child welfare involved women in recovery from drugs and alcohol offering a holistic approach to recovery, while providing a supportive and healing treatment environment.

Children’s Trust: Healthy Families

Healthy Families Roanoke Home Visiting Program helps parents with the changes in their lives that come along with pregnancy and the birth of a child.

Carilion Clinic Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

Carilion’s team of psychiatrists, therapists and behavioral specialists help patients with mental health and chemical dependency issues by offering adults and adolescents both outpatient and inpatient care at specialized facilities in southwest Virginia.

National Resource

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Regional Counseling/Support Services

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

Al-Anon is an excellent 12-step resource for families and loved ones of those who suffer from the disease of alcoholism.

Roanoke Valley Area of Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics anonymous. Links are below for their local websites, complete with meeting lists.

Nar-Anon Family Groups

A resource for families and loved ones of those who suffer from the disease of narcotic addiction. There are at least two meetings every week in the Roanoke area.

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program.