New Addictions Center Opens
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and Maternal Opioid Abuse is on the Rise
Seven Counties Set to Open the Women’s Renaissance Center in Shelbyville
LOUISVILLE, KY (June 15, 2016) — Seven Counties invites the public to the grand opening of the Women’s Renaissance Center of Shelbyville. The Women’s Renaissance Center is designed to serve pregnant women suffering from opioid use and co-occurring disorders.
Research indicates that babies born affected by opioids and heroin is increasing every year. In a 4-year period, the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) almost doubled, from 3.4 births per 1,000 in 2009 to 5.8 births per 1,000 in 2012 – the equivalent to one baby born with NAS every 25 minutes.
The Center, set to open on June 23rd in Shelbyville, will specialize in providing a structured therapeutic environment that encourages, healthy social and emotional development; secure attachment, healthy coping skills, parenting education and treatment for substance use disorder aimed at establishing recovery and delivering a baby free from illicit substances.
Grant Opening Celebration & Ribbon Cutting
June 23, 2016 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Women’s Renaissance Center
231 Washington St.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Seven Counties recently announced a new national partnership with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to bring their COR-12™ Medication Assisted Treatment to our region, opening the first clinic of its kind in Bullitt County. The Women’s Renaissance Center will employ some of the same treatment options outlined in COR-12 to promote the unique approach that provides long term wraparound services individualized to the special needs of the mom and her unborn baby to help foster the development of a strong and secure parent-child relationship. Counseling services will be provided by licensed professionals trained in the special needs and issues of pregnant women struggling with the disease of addiction.
For more information contact the Women’s Renaissance Center at 502-437-5066 or visit www.sevencounties.org
About Seven Counties Services
Seven Counties Services is the preferred provider of behavioral health care, substance use and developmental services in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties of Kentucky. Seven Counties is nationally recognized for innovative and effective services and treatments, and is the largest non-hospital, not-for-profit employer in the Louisville Metro area. Nearly 1,400 clinical and administrative staff members and over 225 volunteers create and deliver quality life changing programs and services to more than 34,000 people annually. Seven Counties is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. For more information visit www.sevencounties.org
For Immediate Release: June 15, 2016
Contact: Gwen Cooper, MPA, CFRE
Vice President, External Affairs