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Perinatal Substance Abuse Treatment

Perinatal substance abuse programs are specialized treatment programs designed specifically for women who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Postpartum (first year of life)
  • Parenting women (raising children ages 0 to 5)

The purpose of these treatment programs is to help women stop abusing drugs or alcohol. These are confidential (private) programs that focus on rehabilitating a mother’s life. Services are often at no cost so mothers may have a break from parenting so she may focus on her recovery and building a brighter future.

Services typically include:

  • Individual treatment
  • Family treatment
  • Group counseling
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Parenting classes
  • Skill building (e.g. relationship, self-esteem, coping)
  • Resource and referral to other community programs to help the family (i.e., food pantries, free or low-cost dentistry, marriage counseling, etc.)

Services MAY also include:

  • Child care
  • Bus passes or other forms of transportation to help women get to the treatment program
  • Developmental screenings for your infant / child
  • Coordination of medical care

Types of Treatment MAY include:

  • Residential (live-in program)
  • Day treatment (e.g. 4 half-days a week)
  • Outpatient (2-3 groups a week)

Resources

San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health Alcohol and Drug Services Administration(909) 421-4601

  • Inland Behavioral & Health Services, Inc. (IBHS), San Bernardino, (909) 881-6146
    • Also: Free, drop–in, community support group for pregnant and postpartum women
  • Cedar House Life Change Center (Social Science Services), Bloomington, (909) 421-7120
  • High Desert Child, Adolescent & Family Services Center, Inc., Victorville, (760) 243-7151
  • Inland Valley Recovery Services (IVRS), Upland, (909) 949-4667

The Riverside County Department of Mental Health (RCDMH) Substance Abuse Administration Office(951) 782-2400

  • Riverside County’s MOMS Perinatal Programs:
    • Cathedral City, (760) 770-2222
    • Corona, (951) 737-2962
    • Hemet, (951) 791-3350
    • Indio, (760) 347-0754
    • Riverside, (951) 955-2105

            www.alcoholrehabguide.org/resources/alcohol-abuse-during-pregnancy/

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