Post-Pregnancy Care Visits:
Your care with Project RESPECT will continue for 12 months after pregnancy. This first year after pregnancy can be very demanding. We do not recommend changing or transferring your care during this year. We do not recommend stopping or making any significant changes to medications for mental health or substance use disorder during this high-risk time. Some modifications to your medications may be indicated after pregnancy; these changes should be made in consultation with your RESPECT team. We will work to tailor your post-pregnancy recovery support and medication treatment based on your needs.
During your 12-month post-pregnancy care, you will meet regularly with your RESPECT team. We will provide continuous recovery support, post-pregnancy medical and psychiatric care, family planning services, prescription medications, and if indicated, hepatitis C treatment.
Post-pregnancy group visits will be part of this recovery year and can provide additional peer support for successful parenting in recovery.
Medical Care for Your Baby:
Choosing a doctor for your baby is an important decision. We will discuss pediatric options with you during your pregnancy.
It is OK if you have not chosen a provider before delivery. Boston Medical Center will set up the baby’s first appointment before discharge; usually within 24-48 hours after discharge.
Medical/Recovery Support After Project RESPECT:
We will work collaboratively with you to develop a good transition plan to a primary care doctor and recovery treatment team when you are ready. Boston Medical Center has many programs to support families in recovery throughout the lifespan.
BMC Recovery Affirming Clinics
SOFAR: The goal of SOFAR (Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery) is to create a medical home in the pediatric primary care clinic for parents in recovery and their children. SOFAR provides ongoing support for families to enhance child development as well as ongoing support for recovery, with access to specialty care and social services.
OBAT: OBAT provides access to life-saving treatment, works on improving treatment outcomes in patients with opioid use disorders, and has been expanded to include treatments for other substance use disorders as well. BMC's OBAT program is integrated into the organization's primary care and specialty outpatient clinics.
CATALYST: The Center for Addiction Treatment for AdoLescent/Young adults who use SubsTances (CATALYST) program helps teens and young adults who use alcohol or drugs. Our team provides access to a wide range of services including primary care, harm reduction, assessment and treatment of substance use disorders, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and recovery support for patients through age 25 and their families.
FAMILY MEDICINE: Family Medicine offers primary care for individuals and families across all ages and genders, including comprehensive prenatal care for women and newborns. The providers in the Family Medicine clinic offer care to patients who use substances. They are trained to initiate treatment and can offer mental health counseling. Family Medicine offers same day and same week appointments to make scheduling more convenient for you and your family. We can help refer family members or loved ones who need recovery treatment and/or primary care.
Addiction Psychiatry Treatment Program (APTP): APTP offers medication treatment to adults with co-occurring opioid use and mental disorder. APTP has two primary aims: 1) to expand access to opioid use disorder medication treatment utilizing a nurse care management model and 2) to provide evidence-based treatment for mental disorders that often co-occur in patients with opioid use disorder. In addition to medication treatment, the program offers individual and group psychotherapy and peer support through a recovery coach.
Faster Paths: Faster Paths is a substance use disorder urgent care program. It is a judgment-free home for people suffering with addiction. Staff members help individuals overcome their addiction by rapidly evaluating, motivating, and referring patients with substance use disorders to a network of care, including inpatient and outpatient detox, treatment, and aftercare services.
Project ASSERT: Project ASSERT helps Emergency Department patients who demonstrate risky alcohol and drug use behavior to access treatment and care. Since 1994, Project ASSERT has offered alcohol and drug use screening and/or referral to treatment for more than 60,000 patients treated for intoxication in the ED.