Program helps expectant mothers with opioid addiction

(TEAR) I'M AT A POINT NOW THAT I DIDN'T THINK I'D EVER GET TO 35 3 3 MARLEE:EXPECTING MOTHERS BATTLING A HISTORY OPIOD USE ARE GETTING NEW HOPETHEY'RE THANKING A NEW PROGRAM NOW OFFERED BY SPECTRUM HEALTH 3 3 MARLEE:AFTER A ONE YEAR TRIAL THE GREAT MOMS PROGRAM IS HERE TO STAY

BRIAN:IT USES MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT TO HELP PREGNANT WOMEN STRUGGLING WITH OPIOD ADDICTIONNEW TONIGHT 24 HOUR NEWS 8'S MARVIS HERRING EXPLAINS THE PROGRAM AND HOW A MOTHER IN GREENVILLE SAYS IT SAVED HER LIFE 3 MARVIS:

PREGNANT WOMEN AREN'T CUT OFF FROM TAKING ANY OPIOD MEDSTHE GREAT MOMS PROGRAM ADDICTION SPECIALIST TELLS ME YOU'RE 75-PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO DIE WHEN YOU'RE PRESCRIBED MEDICATION TO HELP YOU DEAL WITH OPIOD ADDICTIONELIZABETH VIS-NISS-KEY FOUND THE PROGRAM LAST YEAR – SHE WAS SIX MONTHS PREGNANT/ 3 3 ((ELIZABETH VISNISKI/MOTHER (DEEP BREATH) NO MATTER WHAT STAGE YOU'RE AT NO MATTER HOW DEEP INTO "THE LIFE" THAT YOU THINK THAT YOU ARE, YOU CAN GET OUT))ELIZABETH VISNISKI'S BATTLE WITH OPIOD ADDICTION BEGAN 10 YEARS AGO WELL BEFORE HER SIX MONTH OLD BOY SILAS WAS HERE

((((ELIZABETH VISNISKI/MOTHERI SORT OF GOT INTO THIS MESS BECAUSE A DOCTOR PRESCRIBED ME A MEDICATION THAT MAYBE I DIDN'T REALLY NEED))SHE KNEW THE SEVERAL PILLS A DAY SHE'D GROWN USED TO WASN'T THE ANSWER – THAT'S WHERE HELP FROM SPECTRUM CAME IN((ELIZABETH VISNISKI/MOTHER I'M HONESTLY NOT 3 SURE WHAT WE WOULD'VE DONE IF WE HADN'T FOUND THIS PROGRAM 12))((KARA POLAND, MD, MED/ADDICTION MEDICINE SPECIALIST WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT WOMEN THORUGHOUT THEIR JOURNEY WHETHER YOU'RE ACTIVELY USING OR IN A STAGE OF RECOVERY WE'RE HERE FOR WOMEN THAT ARE IN ALL STAGES OF ADDICTION 4000))DR KARA POLAND IS AN ADDICITON MEDICINE SPECIALIST

SHE EXPLAINED THAT RESEARCH SHOWS STOPPING OPIOD USE WHEN A WOMAN IS PREGNANT PLACES THEM AT HIGH-RISK OF LOSING THE BABY,((KARA POLAND, MD, MED/ADDICTION MEDICINE SPECIALIST IF THEY HAVE A DIAGNOSED SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER WE GET THEM IN MEDICATIONS THAT WILL SUPPORT THEM DURING THEIR PREGNANCY IN ORDER TO KEEP THEM SAFE)) THAT'S JUST ONE PIECE OF THE PIEGREAT MOMS IS ABOUT SUPPORT AND MAKING PREGNANCY EASIERULTRASOUNDS PHYSICIAN APPOINTMENTS COUNSELING AND ADDICTION RESOURCES

ARE ALL UNDER ONE ROOF USUALLY ON THE SAME DAY – FEWER APPOINTMENTS MISSED AND MAKING FOR A HEALTHIER MOTHER AND BABY,((ELIZABETH VISNISKI/MOTHERPUT IT ALL TOGETHER BECAUSE ONE SLICE ISN'T GOING TO BE ENOUGH TWO SLICES ISN'T GOING TO BE ENOUGH YOU NEED THE WHOLE PIE 25))ELIZABETH AND HER BOYFRIEND 3 ROBERT AGREE THAT HAVING THE WHOLE PIE– GAVE HER HER LIFE BACK((ELIZABETH VISNISKI/MOTHER(TEAR) I'M AT A POINT NOW THAT I DIDN'T THINK I'D EVER GET TO 35 ))IT'S STILL A STRUGGLE I DONT THINK IT'LL EVER WILL NOT BE A STRUGGLE BUT I AM PROUD OF MSELF NOW AND I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME THAT I COULD SAY THAT 0418 3 MARVIS: 3 MARVIS:

3 MOTHERS LIKE ELIZABETH STILL RECEIVE MEDICATION AFTER THE PREGNANCYIT'S AN EFFORT TO KEEP THEM FROM DANGEROUS OR ILLICIT OPTIONSDR POLAND SAYS WHILE SOME BABIES HAVE BEEN BORN WITH WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS DURING MEDICATION ASSISTED PREGANANCY — RESEARCH SHOWS THERE'S NO KNOWN DIFFERENCES AS FAR AS CHILD DEVELOPMENT UP TO AGE TWO

MORE RESEARCH IS STILL NEEDED PAST THAT AGE

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