Can Babies be Born Addicted to Opioids?

Yes. They can and they unfortunately are. In West Virginia’s Cabell County-Huntington Hospital alone each day may see up to five babies born addicted. In a year, that hospital delivers 2,900 babies and a full fifth of them have been exposed to controlled substances in the womb. Up to 400 of these babies may need medication for withdrawal…. Read More

Hospitals Forced to Cope With Addicted Infants

Crying Baby

Surge of Addicted Infants Challenges Hospitals Nationwide One of the many consequences of the opioid crisis has been a growing population of babies born to addicted mothers, As a result, hospitals across the country are struggling to find viable treatment options. As reported by Time, the surge has outpaced the science, and no one knows the best way… Read More