TREATMENT OF NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME
One in 5 babies born in Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) has been prenatally exposed to drugs. The Neonatal Therapeutic Unit in CHH and Lily’s Place are uniquely equipped to provide the best and most innovative care to these newborns. Babies are treated in a quiet environment with therapeutic handling, receive a volume driven feeding protocol, receive medicine to manage withdrawal symptoms if necessary, which is decrease slowly, receive, general medical care, and the parents receive education about the care of the baby.
HARM REDUCTION AND SYRINGE EXCHANGE
Cabell Huntington Health Department Needle Exchange
Harm reduction is a comprehensive set of public health strategies and interventions that aim to reduce the likelihood of transmission of blood borne diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV in an area while also reducing the potential of needle sharing among persons who inject drugs. Additionally, harm reduction programs link and refer individuals to substance abuse prevention and treatment services, behavioral health services, and other support services.
PROACT provides comprehensive assessment, education, intervention and treatment solutions in a single accessible service hub. PROACT brings together behavioral, social and medical resources from the community to effectively triage patients suffering from addiction.
This outpatient medical facility will serve as a single regional referral point to assess patients following discharge from local emergency rooms and inpatient detox units and by referral from our quick response teams and other emergency medical response teams. PROACT also accepts self-referrals and referrals from community providers.
The ultimate goal is to effectively serve, educate and treat individuals through and beyond the initial stages of recovery until they become long-term, committed members of society.
Project Hope for Women & Children is an intensive residential treatment program for women with substance use disorders and their children. This single-family apartment complex has seven two-bedroom and 11 three-bedroom apartments to house women who are currently pregnant or postpartum and their children up to the age of 12.
Our goal is provide a stable, supportive environment for women and their children so they can work toward long-term recovery, developing healthy parenting skills and building safe family relationships.
Project Hope for Women & Children uses an evidenced-based approach to treatment overseen by the academic medical team at Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Program acceptance is based on formal intake procedure and medical clearance.
Project Hope provides an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 3.5 level of services, which means it is a clinically-managed, high-intensity residential service with trained counselors to stabilize and prepare for outpatient treatment over the course of four to six months. Residential services are described as co-occurring services, which are staffed by designated addiction treatment, mental health, and general medical personnel to provide a range of services in a 24-hour treatment setting.
Treatment includes substance use treatment, medication-assisted treatment (as necessary/wanted), mental health counseling, psychiatric assessment and treatment, life skills, parenting and attachment training, exercise and nutrition support, educational support, job development, financial education and spiritual care.
To refer a patient, client, family member or friend to Project Hope for Women & Children, call 304-696-HOPE (4673) and request a referral packet or complete a phone referral with one of our staff members.