Meridian’s Maternal Treatment Program is an outpatient treatment program providing care and support to mothers struggling with substance use and their newborn babies—helping prevent NICU stays for newborns due to addiction withdrawal. The program’s services are designed to use “whole-person” health methods to prevent, educate, treat and provide community support for its patients. This helps change the lifestyles of mothers in crisis, which in turn improves the outcomes for children born into addiction.
By helping pregnant women and moms struggling with substance use disorder(s) develop a lifestyle free of substance(s), we help decrease Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). This helps improve the lives of newborns and their families.
What the Maternal Treatment Program Offers
• Substance abuse treatment
• Individual and group therapy focusing on trauma
• Child development & positive pregnancy
• Parenting & nutrition
• Budgeting and financial independence education
• Medication-Assisted Treatment
• Case management and skills training
• Coordination of care with obstetrician and pediatrician
• Each mother will earn baby/child points when participating in the program
• to purchase items from the MTP baby store. By participating in the journey to “whole-person” health, mothers may utilize the baby store to help meet their child’s needs
How to Get Into the Program
Participation in the MTP is voluntary unless otherwise ordered by a Court or Department of Child Services. Many women are referred by their obstetrician and services are coordinated throughout the pregnancy. Women accepted into the Maternal Treatment Program are pregnant and have a substance use disorder or have an infant born with substances in their system.
Meridian’s Maternal Treatment Program is unique in combining the efforts of many community partners and stakeholders who share the same belief—women and children experiencing substance use issues deserve an opportunity to create better and more productive lifestyles. These partners help wrap services around the mother, child and family for continued support.
For more information about the Maternal Treatment Program in Muncie or Anderson, or to take the first step in entering the program, please call 866-306-2647 and ask for the Maternal Treatment Program
The NEST in Richmond
Meridian Health Services in collaboration with Reid Health, together offer The Nest, a Maternal Treatment Program in Richmond, IN. The NEST provides addiction recovery treatment to pregnant women and their children along with providing integrated medical and behavioral healthcare services.
For additional information about The Nest contact:
Jessica Przybyz, Practice Manager, Maternal Treatment Program at Jessica.Przybysz@meridianhs.org
or call 765-935-5390