A virtual town hall meeting is coming up to help pregnant women with substance abuse

This event is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date

Update: This event is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date

VICTORIA, Texas- A virtual town hall meeting is scheduled for February 17th to help with maternal substance abuse which one expert says is an emerging public health issue.

Texas A&M College of Nursing has partnered with Billy T. Cannon Recovery Outreach to put this event together to provide professional assistance to help women who are struggling to recover.

“When it comes to the subject of maternal substances abuse, what we’re really talking about is neonatal abstinence syndrome. That’s when a baby is born to substance abuse and their opioids using mother. That baby immediately goes into withdrawals,” said Charlie Boswell, the Program Coordinator at Texas A&M Commerce.

“So, us being the subject expert in substance abuse in the community and surrounding counties, one of our goals is for people to access treatment because actually, the first town hall meeting we did was on stigma because stigma is such a barrier for people to access services,” said Daniel Barrientos, the Executive Director at Billy T. Cattan Recovery.

If you’re interested in joining the virtual town hall meeting to get assistance with maternal substance abuse please click here for the Zoom link and if you have questions please call 361-576-4673 for more details.