Substance Abuse and Prevention Clinic
Expectant mothers with addictions to drugs or alcohol come to the Substance Abuse, Treatment, Education and Prevention Program (STEPP) for treatment. Part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Maternal Fetal Medicine practice, this weekly clinic is held every Wednesday morning and provides personalized, high-risk obstetric care, treatment and counseling.
Most women in STEPP have opiate addictions and participate in a treatment program (either inpatient or outpatient aligned with Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center or through outside programs) as they work toward recovery. Additionally, our clinic cares for expectant mothers with infectious diseases, which are frequently, but not always, associated with illicit drug use.