Editorial in The Journal: MCOAT program is a chance to end generational addictions


Maternal Comprehensive Opioid Addiction Treatment, a new program launched by WVU Medicine at the Harpers Ferry Family Medical Center, is aiming to tackle the obstacles expectant mothers face on the journey to getting clean, as reported Thursday in The Journal.

Run by Dr. David Baltierra and Giselle Perry, a licensed practical nurse and program therapist, the pilot program features medical treatment paired with group therapy on substance abuse, relapse prevention, pre-natal care, breast feeding, pain management and and actual labor and delivery, according the Thursday’s Journal article.