Substance Abuse Program for Pregnant Women Moves

August 31, 2004

Contact:          Luke Frank, Senior Public Affairs Representative


UNM Hospital's Milagro Clinic and administrative offices have relocated to a new facility at 2450 Alamo SE with the UNMH Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

"Our new location will greatly improve coordinated care for our patients," says Sylvia Price, Unit Director for Milagro.

The Clinic, dedicated to women with substance-use disorders during pregnancy, now can be reached at 925-2493. Milagro will maintain the same hours at its new location - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Milagro, or Miracle, is a perinatal substance abuse prevention and treatment program that provides specialized services to pregnant and post-partum women with current and/or past history of alcohol and other drug use. Some of these services include:

·        Outpatient and Residential Treatment

·        OB/GYN Clinic, which provides primary preventive care, as well as high-risk prenatal medical care and fetal surveillance.

·        OTP (Opioid replacement therapy), which includes methadone stabilization and maintenance.

·        Substance abuse assessment and treatment by Masters-prepared counselors (individual/couple/family counseling, as well as a variety of psychoeducational group therapy).

·        Behavioral health services, such as psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

The Milagro Program, established in 1989, specializes in the assessment and treatment of pregnant women with substance-use disorders and focuses on early intervention during the prenatal and post-partum periods to improve the health outcomes of the mother and the infant after birth. Milagro offers an inpatient residential treatment center, Casita de Milagros, which will remain at its current location.

The Milagro Program coordinates follow up care for the mothers, infants, and the family through an intensive case management model in collaboration with Family Medicine and the FOCUS programs.

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