For Treatment Resources Call 2-1-1 or Text your zip code to 898-211
Women and Treatment
When a woman is pregnant and uses drugs, so does her unborn baby.
Pregnant women who are using drugs can give their baby the best start to life by beginning treatment. Getting help is a sign of strength.
Dial 2-1-1 today, or search the 211 Maine directory, to learn more
about treatment options in your area.
Being exposed to drugs increases the risk of a baby being born early, having severe medical complications, or going through withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Excessive crying or high-pitched crying
- Excessive sucking
- Hyperactive reflexes
- Poor feeding
- Slow weight gain
- Skin irritation
- Trembling (tremors)
- Rapid breathing
- Sleep problems
- Stuffy nose, sneezing
For more information about how substance use during pregnancy can affect your baby, visit www.maine.gov/FAS.
Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112
Maine statewide 24 hour crisis hotline.
- Women and Treatment
- Maine Suicide Prevention Program
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) The hotline and associated crisis centers around the country support languages spoken by refugees and other vulnerable populations.
- Opioid Treatment Program Directory The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) directory of opioid treatment programs.