Participating in treatment demonstrates your commitment to protecting your child. Yes, all hospitals are required to report to state child welfare agencies when a mother who is using substances gives birth. But this report is NOT used to remove your baby from your care. It IS used to develop a safe care plan for your and your baby’s well-being.
Seeking help is difficult, but as a mother you are more capable of caring for your baby by focusing on your own treatment. Below are local resources to support your journey for healthy growth and development of your child.
The benefits of treatment outweigh the risks of doing nothing.
Local Resources for Mothers
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.
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.
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.
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 for Mothers
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.
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.
Roanoke Valley Area of Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics anonymous. Links are below for their local websites, complete with meeting lists.
A Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program