Currently on Parents Thrive Colorado we are featuring blogs, resources, and information that work to support new and expecting parents struggling with substance use. While millions of people struggle with substance use every year, access to support, education, and treatment can make a big difference. We worked with parents, community members, and advocates to develop a list of blogs and resources specifically for new and expecting parents dealing with substance use. Check them out here:
A YouTube playlist curated by This is My Brave Inc., an organization that highlights personal stories of mental illness and addiction. Videos feature live performances of parent’s sharing their experiences with postpartum depression.
Special Connections, a program for pregnant women on Health First Colorado, helps women struggling with substance use have healthier pregnancies and babies by providing case management, individual and group counseling, and health education.
CO Wellness Recovery is a mental wellness and addiction recovery guide. It’s a free resource for Coloradans considering recovery. Talk with someone, find treatment, learn what to expect from treatment, or find resources for caregivers.
Substance use disorder affects millions of people every year. Like many other diseases, substance use disorders are both preventable and treatable. However, people who suffer from these disorders are forced to navigate a profound degree of stigma when seeking support, education, and treatment…
A weekly online support group for moms on a recovery journey, led by recovery coaches who are also moms in recovery.
Insights from Real Colorado Parents
“The expectations of going back to work coupled with needing to make money and figure out childcare were all stressful (and we make too much money to qualify for subsidies or other care) but it’s still ridiculously expensive.”