Groups come together to help women addicted to opiates

Kidsfirst Adoption Services met with those involved with the Council on Domestic Abuse, or CODA.

Posted: Mar 19, 2019 6:37 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Several organizations came together to help women addicted to opiates.

Kidsfirst Adoption Services met with those involved with the Council on Domestic Abuse, or CODA.

They learned about the special resources a pregnant woman addicted to opiates needs.

This includes options for adoption, help through her addiction, and training to those around them to properly give Naloxone.

"I will do anything that I can to reach women in need, and if it takes going to counselors, to hospitals, sober living homes, wherever I can find women that need help," Jennifer Newport, from Kidsfirst Adoption Services said.

Newport said if you give a dose of Naloxone to someone, you need to call 911.

She said there is no guarantee the patient won't slip back into an overdose state.

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