Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Prevention

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what is neonatal abstinence syndrome (nas)?

NAS is a group of physiologic and neurobehavioral signs of withdrawal that may occur in a newborn who was exposed to psychotropic substances in utero.

Women who are dealing with addiction and parenting face additional, specific challenges and make sure women and their children get the care they need to be happy, healthy, and thriving family units.

Our goal is to partner with various community resources to provide applicable services for pregnant and parenting women who are interested in exploring sobriety or a harm-reduction approach to substance use. Our staff is trained in trauma-informed care and provides meaningful, evidenced-based therapeutic care.

If you’d like to make referrals to our program, we would greatly appreciate it! We are available to come into your workplace to give a presentation about the program and/or bring in materials anytime.

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This program will receive referrals from many places within the community: OB/GYNs, Renown and St. Mary’s hospitals, HOPES, Early Head Start, Human Services Agency, and others.

Who is appropriate

Pregnant and/or parenting women with addiction issues (any substance). Services are covered during pregnancy to 12 months post-partum.


Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling, Medically Assisted Treatment, Case Management, Community training on overdose prevention.

Program coordinator information

Jillian Anderson, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, EMDR trained

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Home Visitors Training

This program offers a home visiting training and accompany component. Quest staff will have the ability to partner with community organizations who already visit clients in their home. Quest staff will provide education on topics such as:

  • Risk of use during pregnancy

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

  • Pre-natal and maternal health

  • Local resources

  • Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment options

  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders

  • Screening, Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment

  • Signs and symptoms of substance use

  • Motivational Interviewing techniques

  • Non-stigmatizing language