The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that, for every 1,000 pregnant women in San Bernardino County who were hospitalized, about 20 of them had a substance use disorder diagnosis.1
In some cases, substance abuse among pregnant mothers may persist because they do not have access to the health care they need to identify the problem early on and get help getting sober. For example, about 17% do not get care starting in their first trimester, and that is likely driven by the fact that almost 25% have no insurance at all to assist them in covering the costs of prenatal care, according to CDPH. Almost 9% of births are considered premature, and an estimated 40% of the female population in the county live in poverty.1 When you factor in a substance use disorder, no insurance, poverty, and a pregnancy that may or may not be expected, it can be a very scary time for many new mothers.
Pregnant women and young parents who struggle with substance abuse may require treatment to best manage their addictions as they embark on raising a healthy family. The best way to accomplish this? Finding a rehab program in Chino Hills or elsewhere that is compassionate, comprehensive, and personalized to meet the needs of the individual.
Is someone in your family in crisis due to addiction and has little ones in the picture? Contact a recovery support advisor today to learn more about the treatment options that are available and how best you can get them started in a lifechanging treatment program.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.