Recovery Coaches and Substance Exposed Births: An Experiment in Child Welfare

This is a study that followed 931 substance using women who either received traditional services or traditional services plus a recovery coach. The study found that the use of recovery coaches in child welfare significantly decreases the risk of substance exposure at birth.

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Response Approach
Family Support
Recovery coaching
Peer-reviewed Article

Ryan, J.P., Choi, S., Hong, J.S., Hernandez, P., Larrison, C.R. (2008). Recovery coaches and substance exposed births: an experiment in child welfare. Child Abuse and Neglect. 32(11), 1072-1029.