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Sobriety During and After Pregnancy - The CHOICE Program

Sobriety is hard, but we don’t give up on our patients easily. If you’re struggling with substance use during or after pregnancy, Community’s CHOICE program can help.

What is CHOICE? 

CHOICE stands for Change, Hope, Overcome, Inspire, Compassion, Educate. It’s Community’s program to help moms who are struggling with alcohol, opioid and other substances so they can find their personalized path to recovery.

Why Would I Turn to CHOICE to Help with Sobriety?

Take it from our patients: CHOICE is the first step on a new path.

“I did pills for a while, then transitioned to heroin. I dealt with nothing but judgment and people looking at me like I’m an awful person. When I got into CHOICE, it was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. All of a sudden I’ve got a whole team of support.” — Danielle

“I used methadone and oxycodone, then heroin pretty quickly after that. I never thought I could get out of that routine. I didn’t see any light. Finding a provider who actually cares makes a world of difference. It really does.” — Kati

How Can CHOICE Help Me if I’m Struggling with Sobriety?

CHOICE can help you reach whatever goals you want to reach. Whether you want full recovery, the skills to live independently or help parenting your child, we help you get where you want to go.

We are uniquely trained to meet your needs, and offer medical care, medications, therapy and community-based assistance to help on your journey. We’re also licensed to prescribe buprenorphine (subutex) for treatment of opioid use disorder.

Can CHOICE Help my Baby?

Absolutely. Providers working with CHOICE, including newborn intensive care specialists, specializes in the care of infants suffering from opioid withdrawal.

Our provider's expertise, along with the specially trained nurses in the labor and delivery unit, ensure your baby is in the best hands possible from pregnancy to delivery and beyond.

CHOICE is covered by most pregnancy-related insurance, including Medicaid. If you need help getting insurance, we can help you with that, too.

I’m Worried About Being Judged.

Nobody chooses substance use disorder. It doesn’t make you a bad person, and it doesn’t make you less than. CHOICE is an absolutely no-judgment program.

“Every woman who comes in will be treated in a caring, compassionate manner,” reassures Dr. Anthony Sanders, OB/GYN. You and your baby will be cared for by providers who truly care about your path to recovery.

“There’s nothing more inspiring than watching the journeys of these women,” says Brooke Schaefer, Director of CHOICE. “They are warriors. The way they fight for their recovery is unbelievable.”

Kayla Schieck, a CHOICE Care Coordinator adds, “You’re not just a patient when you get help with us. You’re a strong, resilient individual who deserves respect.” And you’ll get it at CHOICE.

How Can I Learn More About CHOICE?

You can talk to one of our CHOICE program representatives by calling our office anonymously. You don’t even need a referral.

You can ask confidential questions over the phone or you can schedule a time to speak to us in person, if you’d like. We might even be able to get you in for a same-day appointment.

Give us a call Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

  • East: 317-355-3090
  • Anderson: 765-298-4282
  • Kokomo: 765-776-5600

How Do I Know If I’m Ready for CHOICE?

Patients come to CHOICE for all sorts of reasons. For Danielle, it was realizing that she didn’t have to go it alone.

“There are plenty of opportunities to get your life back on track, but you’ve got to want it. That’s the key: you’ve got to want this. You’ve got to reach out and ask for help, you can’t do this alone.” — Danielle

Kati found inspiration in her newborn daughter.

“I have a baby who relies on me. I can fail myself, but I could never fail her. That means I need to take care of myself more. If I can do it, anybody can do it.” — Kati

No matter what brings you to CHOICE, there’s no judgment and there’s no pressure to stay. You can leave at any time. There’s nothing stopping you from taking a break from the program if you need to. Our doors are always open for you.

I’m Ready to Get Help. Where Do I Start?

Give us a call and we’ll get you started with CHOICE. You don’t even need a referral. Again, we’re open Monday through Friday, from 8AM to 5PM.

  • East: 317-355-3090
  • Anderson: 765-298-4282
  • Kokomo: 765-776-5600

Whatever your goals are for sobriety, CHOICE can help you get to where you want to be. All it takes is an easy, anonymous phone call to get started on a new path. We hope to hear from you soon.