Susan is a 31-year-old woman who is about to embark on an exciting journey of marriage and motherhood.
However, Susan faces a daunting challenge—her current drug use, which she fears may have adverse effects on her unborn child. For years, she has been relying on Xanax (Alprazolam), prescribed by a physician she hasn’t seen in over a year, and recently, she has been using OxyContin (Oxycodone) obtained from the streets. Concerned for the well-being of her baby, Susan reached out to Radius Recovery, seeking a solution that would allow her to detox from Xanax and OxyContin without leaving the comfort and security of her home.
Susan agreed to consult with a highly qualified physician, who is a member of the esteemed American Society of Addiction Medicine. The physician conducted a comprehensive assessment and recommended a detox plan tailored to Susan’s needs. Recognizing Susan’s determination to overcome her addiction, the physician proposed a Xanax withdrawal plan utilizing a longer-acting benzodiazepine and an opioid detox plan by transitioning her OxyContin use to low-dose Subutex (Buprenorphine). Throughout the entire process, the vigilant Radius Recovery nurse provided round-the-clock monitoring, assessing vital signs and gastrointestinal activity to ensure Susan’s safety and stability during withdrawal.
As Susan embarked on her journey to recovery, she simultaneously enrolled in an Intensive Outpatient Program and maintained regular appointments with her physician. The dedicated nurse remained in close contact with Susan, offering ongoing support and expert consultation to guide her through the withdrawal process. Susan successfully detoxed from Xanax and OxyContin within a span of three weeks. Encouraged by her progress, Susan continued attending the outpatient program, committed to her recovery journey while nurturing her progressing pregnancy.
Today, Susan celebrates a drug-free life. Despite the initial challenges of using Xanax and OxyContin during her early pregnancy, she successfully completed a full-term pregnancy and now cherishes the presence of her joyful, healthy baby. The compassionate nurse from Radius continues to provide ongoing support, maintaining regular phone conversations with Susan to ensure her continued well-being.
Please note that the name and specific identifying information in this case study have been changed to respect privacy and confidentiality, allowing Susan’s inspiring journey towards a healthy pregnancy to be shared with compassion and discretion.