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Babies Born to Women Addicted to Opioids

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The NIDA Blog Team

What happens to babies born to women who are addicted to opioids? Many of these babies go through difficult withdrawal symptoms, part of “neonatal abstinence syndrome” or NAS. Scientific research is teaching us how to treat both the mothers and their babies.

The Drugs & Health Blog asked Dr. Hendrée Jones, one of the world’s experts on these babies, about NAS: 

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This blogged helped me understand better about the effects on babies. I liked how there was a visual aid video to make everything easier to understand.

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