BY Brooke Hasch, WHAS
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WHAS reports “Norton’s focus on infants with NAS is to wean them off the drugs before they’re even born. It begins with their mother and the New Vision program.”
…”We want to be sure they understand we’re empathetic and understand their disease and can help them,” Dr. Weeks said.
…”Mothers placed in this program are immediately put through a supervised detox, given an opiate like Subutex or methadone to wean them off rather than going cold turkey. It’s a hospital stay which usually lasts three to five days, with weekly visits that follow. The hope, to deliver babies with the least amount of drugs in their system and it’s working.”
…”If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, whether it is drugs or alcohol, there is help.
Norton’s New Vision for Expectant mothers: https://nortonhealthcare.com/pages/new-vision.aspx
Norton’s New Vision accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most commercial insurance plans. https://nortonhealthcare.com/pages/medicalstabilization.aspx
Contact Dr. Jonathan Weeks: https://nortonhealthcare.com/provider/jonathan-weeks-md-maternal-fetal-medicine-pediatrics-(high-risk)
For more information, contact:
New Vision for Expectant Mothers
Norton Women’s & Kosair Children’s Hospital
4001 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207