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Maternal Addiction and Recovery Program

Our program combines prenatal and postpartum care with addiction treatment for women facing the double challenge of pregnancy and recovery in Middle Tennessee. Here you’ll receive the care you need, all in one place. We treat you with dignity and compassion. We help you achieve a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and a sustained recovery.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Michael F. Caucci

Michael F. CaucciMD

    Addictions or Substance Abuse or Substance Dependence, Depression, Psychiatry
Anna W. Morad

Anna W. MoradMD

    Acute Outpatient Illnesses, General Pediatrics, Medical Home Continuity of Care, Neonatal Drug Withdrawal, Neonatology, Newborn Medicine, Well Child Care
Reesha S. Sanghani

Reesha S. SanghaniMD, MPH

    Contraception, General Gynecology, General Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Well Woman Care
Catherine E. Voorhees

Catherine E. VoorheesMD

    Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Fibroids, General Gynecology, General Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Well Woman Care
Lindsey A. Baksh

Lindsey A. BakshDNP, MSN, WHNP-BC

    Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Contraception, Drug Dependency in Pregnancy, General Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Well Woman Care
Anne W. Eshelman

Anne W. EshelmanWHNP-BC

    Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Contraception, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Sexual Dysfunction, Well Woman Care

Why Choose Maternal Addiction and Recovery Program at Vanderbilt

  • medical bag, case, cross, Experienced doctors
    Experienced doctors

    Our specialists are specifically trained to care for pregnant women who are undergoing treatment for addiction. All doctors in our program are authorized to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction.

  • bookmark, star, Unique expertise, excellence, school-based programs
    Specialized care

    Many patients qualify for our Firefly program, a new program that seeks to improve care for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder and their infants, who are covered by Medicaid. Firefly is a partnership between VUMC, TennCare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. If a patient qualifies for the Firefly program through the state, their care is state-funded, and patients will not receive a bill.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    We offer care from many specialists, including OB-GYNs, psychiatrists and addiction counselors, in one place. We partner with Team HOPE, which cares for new mothers and infants exposed to opioids. If appropriate, we can also refer you to Recover Together, a program that helps pregnant women prepare for parenting while dealing with the stresses of pregnancy and recovery.

  • conversations, dialog, word bubbles, Support

    Each patient is paired with a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, a woman in recovery with lived experience who helps patients navigate their recovery journey. Peers connect with patients weekly to provide support and assistance. Additionally, patients have the opportunity to connect with peers in free weekly group therapeutic sessions, either in-person or online.

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    Recovery looks different for each woman, and so does pregnancy. We work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you.

  • survey, clipboard, Clinical trials
    Clinical trials

    As the only academic medical center in Middle Tennessee, we offer our patients the chance to participate in studies of new treatments for substance abuse disorders, and new strategies for treating women who are pregnant during recovery. You may have access to new treatments before they’re widely available elsewhere.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Buprenorphine/medication-assisted treatment
  • Peer recovery and coaching support
  • Addiction support groups
  • Intensive outpatient treatment programs and services
  • Case management
  • Collaborative care with psychiatry
  • Inpatient pediatric care for the opioid-exposed newborn


Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 27100
Nashville, TN 37204

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