When people are having discussions about drug and alcohol addiction, they usually place the emphasis on the user. That’s a shame because there often is collateral damage involving others that gets lost in the conversation. Every year, medical groups throughout the nation band together to celebrate National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week. It’s called a celebration because it gives the medical and drug treatment communities a platform for saving innocent unborn children.
About National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
For several decades now, there’s been a dire need to create awareness about how drug abuse causes congenital disabilities. The stats regarding infants coming into the world with substance abuse related conditions is alarming. It’s unfortunate we have to have such a week-long event, but it’s a reality of like. This year (2019), National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week will be held between May 12 and May 18.
Throughout the nation, various medical and drug treatment organizations will be sponsoring local events. The local events will likely include:
- Seminars on drug and alcohol addiction prevention
- Free screenings for pregnancy
- Free screenings and surveys regarding drug and alcohol addiction
- Access to counseling sessions
- Medical tests to determine the health of mother and child in the womb
The primary purpose of these events is to raise awareness among women regarding the risks they take when abusing substances. The hope is a higher level of awareness will then motivate women to get help with their addiction the moment they discover they are pregnant. At a higher level, there’s also hope the information our young women will receive will motivate them to get help before pregnancy occurs.
The Importance of Treatment for Women
Drugs and alcohol don’t discriminate. They will destroy the lives of both men and women with no regard for gender. According to the medical profession, women are especially vulnerable to health issues involving substance abuse.
At our Crestview Recovery Center facilities in North Carolina, we proudly offer gender-specific care for women. In every case, we place all of our emphasis on health and wellness in addiction treatment. Our motivation comes from our desire to treat the whole client as well as the addiction. In the end, we believe our approach is going to provide the basis for a healthier recovery for all of our clients. For the women, in particular, we want to see them go on into life and create beautiful children in their very own images.
More About Crestview Recovery Center
Beyond what we have to offer women, we also have gender-specific residential treatment programs for men. With no regard for gender, we want to apply our holistic approach to help arrest all addictions. When we do our job, our clients can go out and accomplish great things they never thought possible during their addiction. Some of our other services include:
- Family therapy and counseling session
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Holistic treatment therapies like acupuncture, yoga, and meditation
- Treatment programs built around a reality-based therapy model
- Trauma treatment
- Dual diagnosis treatment from an addiction perspective
- Offsite detox partnership
At Crestview Recovery Center, we proudly support National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week. During this year’s celebration, we encourage women to contact us about our addiction treatment services for women. We hope you will accept our invitation for yourself and the sake of any unborn children to come in the future. For more information, you can call us at 8663272505.