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Neonatal abstinence syndrome among infants in rural areas increased 600 percent from 2004 to 2013 – more than double the increase in urban areas – according to a study by the University of Michigan. Neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, is the medical term for newborns suffering withdrawal…

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Newborns are suffering and dying from drug withdrawal, and Congress and the White House need to strengthen regulations governing their care and protection, says a federal commission studying child neglect and abuse. The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) has…

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A Utah mom puts some of her methadone in a Gatorade bottle, then forgets it contains methadone and pours some into a sippy cup for her three kids including her 2-year-old son. After he passes out she calls 911. The two older kids are saved at the ER. But it's too late for the 2-year-old. Charge:…

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The rate of babies being born in Canada’s province of Ontario suffering from opioid withdrawal has soared to more than 15 times what it was 20 years ago. Newborn withdrawal, called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), grew in Ontario from about 0.3 per 1,000 live births in 1992 to 4.3 per 1,000…

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A law in Tennessee that can send mothers to prison for giving birth to a drug-dependent baby has claimed its first victim. Jamillah Falls, a 30-year-old heroin addict, is now in jail and her infant daughter is a ward of the state. Falls was arrested a week after giving birth to a heroin-dependent…

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According to a 2011 White House study, nearly one out of every five driver fatalities in 2009 – 18 percent to be exact – involved “drugged driving,” the term that describes the growing epidemic of drug-impaired driving, similar to “drunk driving” for alcohol impairment. The latest…

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Medical scientists in Boston say early exposure to opioids like methadone, heroin, Subutex and opioid prescription painkillers may lead to permanent genetic changes in some infants, and that these changes could increase babies’ sensitivity to addictive substances later in their lifetimes. It’s…

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The number of newborn babies addicted to drugs is soaring in America. And in many states, more babies are suffering from newborn methadone withdrawal because it’s so widely used to treat opiate addictions. These stats are rising right along with the increase in prescription and street drug…

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At Novus Medical Detox Center, we believe that it is important that our patients receive the best care and are as comfortable as possible during their medical detox program. This is why we provide private rooms, exceptional food and a staff that really cares about each patient. We have found that…

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