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Mothers’ Opioid Addiction Affects Their Unborn

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the United States has experienced a five-fold increase in the use of opioids by women who are pregnant. This results in a drug withdrawal in newborns known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), which can cause tremors, seizures, excessive crying, and poor feeding. Symptoms may appear right after birth … Continued


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