Silver Linings is an integrated gender-responsive program which is designed to provide services to pregnant and postpartum women over the age of 18 who are experiencing substance abuse issues.
Silver Linings Outpatient Program, a service of the Helen Ross McNabb Center in partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knox County, is designed to provide early intervention services to pregnant and postpartum women who are currently facing addiction to opioids and benzodiazepines, which might lead to the birth of a baby with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
Silver Linings Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a program in Hamilton County consisting of therapeutic groups specifically for women who have given birth to a child that has been diagnosed with NAS or are at risk of giving birth to a child with NAS due to prenatal opioid use.
The program recognizes the unique issues experienced by women with drug dependency issues including prenatal care, childcare issues, parenting concerns, trauma, co-dependency and other relationship issues.
Silver Linings offers a safe and welcoming space where each mom can be open and honest regarding current challenges, enabling staff to provide the most appropriate level of care. Wraparound services are also available to the women in the program as well as their families as appropriate.