➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Doctors Aren’t ‘Equipped’ To Handle Massive Spike In Heroin Addicted Babies
Daily Caller – January 16, 2017
Prescription painkillers are propelling the recent heroin epidemic ravaging the U.S., which is claiming more lives each year at an alarming rate. One of the most disturbing impact is on children of addicts who are being born with addictions of their own. Six in every 1,000 babies were born with opioid withdrawal in 2013, up from 1.5 in every 1,000 babies in 1999. That number is likely growing larger amid the ongoing crisis, reports Cleveland.com.