According to a recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, substance misuse among pregnant individuals, including illicit substance use, misuse of prescribed medications and binge drinking, has increased year after year for the past decade. Because of societal stigma and perceptions about mothers with addiction, many individuals are reluctant to seek treatment.
If you are using alcohol or other drugs, you are not alone. It’s ok to admit you’re struggling. Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) can help!
Care Coordination for Pregnant and Parenting Individuals
CCHA coordinates confidential whole-person care and services for pregnant individuals and mothers with substance use disorder (SUD). Our goal is to meet your unique needs and help you and your baby live healthy lives.
As a trusted member of your health care team, CCHA care coordinators confidentially learn about your needs and help by providing support, education and resources.
We can help you:
- Connect with a primary care doctor, behavioral health provider, pediatrician or specialists like an OB/GYN or dentist
- Access education resources such as parenting classes, labor and delivery classes, pregnancy and birth control education and disease management for any complications that may arise during your pregnancy
- Connect with community resources such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and additional government-based supports
- Access resources such as baby supplies, formula, diapers, food, housing lists, clothing and childcare
Substance Use Disorder Support for Pregnant and Parenting Individuals
We are dedicated to helping you and your baby before and after you give birth by connecting you with SUD treatment. Services can be outpatient or residential, depending on your level of risk.
- Case management
- Group health education with other pregnant individuals
- In-depth risk screening
- Individual substance abuse counseling
- Referral to appropriate aftercare and ongoing support
Connect with a CCHA care coordinator today!
CCHA Member Support Services
303-256-1717 | 719-598-1540 | 1-855-627-4685 (TTY 711)
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm | CCHAcares.com
Tough as a Mother is a collaborative statewide initiative that connects Colorado mothers with dependent children to substance use disorder treatment services in their community. Tough as a Mother seeks to break the stigma by acknowledging that substance use disorder is a medical condition, not a moral shortcoming, and those who suffer are worthy and deserving of support and treatment.
Visit Toughasamother.org for:
- Treatment information
- Information on what to expect
- Answers to frequently asked questions
- Information for pregnant moms
- The opportunity to learn about moms just like you
It’s ok to admit you’re struggling. Get connected to more information and treatment provider locations near you: visit Toughasamother.org; call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 8255.