BLOOMINGTON – “Everybody deserves to be loved, and everybody deserves to feel good about themselves – no matter what that means to them.”
That mentality led Lori Terrell, IU Health Community Health Family Vitality Initiative Clinical Manager, to create the new Moms Heal Together program.
This clinic for pregnant and postpartum women who have substance use issues was made possible through funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The program is free, no insurance is needed, and referrals can be made by a healthcare provider, community support programs, or the individual can make a self-referral.
Participants have access to a certified nurse-midwife who supports them through general obstetric education and can prescribe Medication-Assisted Treatment when needed. They also have a licensed social worker who conducts group therapy sessions specifically related to substance use in women.
Group therapy is particularly appreciated by participants as it focuses on building peer support and helping them realize they aren’t alone.
Terrell says, “Our goal is to provide a non-judgmental place for pregnant and postpartum individuals to get help with substance use issues. We want to help them meet their goals by providing quality treatment and support.”
Learn more about the Family Vitality Initiative at https://iuhealth.org/in-the-community/south-central-region/family-vitality-initiative.
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