Maternal Addiction Recovery Center (MARC)
The Maternal Addiction & Recovery Center at Marshall Health, known as MARC, supports expectant mothers with substance use disorder.
If you are expecting and are having trouble stopping substance use now that you are pregnant, tell your physician immediately and contact MARC at 304-696-8700.
The team of experts who oversee the MARC program are committed to the safety and well-being of both mom and baby. MARC can provide medications, such as buprenorphine, to reduce cravings, one-on-one therapy to support your mental health and groups with other moms.
We are here to help based on your level of need to promote a healthy pregnancy and postpartum experience in close coordination with your obstetrician.
In order to participate in the MARC program, patients must:
- Be pregnant.
- In most cases, a brief hospitalization (1-3 days) is required to stabilize a patient on the optimal dose of Subutex®. Costs associated with the program are covered by most health insurances and Medicaid programs in the tristate area.
- Attend weekly group therapy meetings and individual counseling sessions.
- Attend additional Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
- Comply with recommended obstetrical care.
- Urine and blood testing are performed routinely.