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Hendrée Jones, PhD, executive director of UNC Horizons, is featured by The Pew Charitable Trusts for her work leading the program that provides comprehensive treatment for pregnant and parenting women and their children.

CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC Horizons is a substance use disorder treatment program for women, including those who are pregnant, parenting, and/or whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence. Hendrée Jones, PhD, is the executive director of the program and a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine. Both Jones and UNC Horizons were featured in a pair of articles by The Pew Charitable Trusts for leading the way in innovative treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in parents.

Jones explains the importance and uniqueness of the program in one article, and patients of the program share their experiences in another. The stories show how UNC Horizons is a best practice model for substance use disorder treatment, especially for such a specialized patient population.

“This coverage by The Pews Charitable Trusts is affirmation that the evidence-based practices we use are working and achieving positive outcomes,” said Jones. “We’re helping to break the generational violence and addiction cycle and we are being recognized for that. Elevating the voices of women with lived experience of treatment and recovery helps share with stakeholders from across the spectrum that treatment works and recovery is real.”

UNC Horizons is housed in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and has sites in Orange and Wake Counties. Its trauma-responsive model of care focuses on both the mother and the child to heal the whole family and create systems of hope and renewal. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations.