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A new study from Columbia University says 62% more pregnant women are smoking pot than did so a decade ago - particularly younger pregnant women 18 to 25. Using marijuana as a remedy for nausea may be the driving force behind the big jump in pot smoking among pregnant women. Along with that is the…

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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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In spite of her best efforts to help her son overcome his addiction, Justin Phillips lost 20-year-old Aaron to a heroin overdose in October, 2013. Countless grief-stricken moms across America have had to face similar unthinkable tragedies like heroin overdose. Only a few manage to turn such a…

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The new bill took three years of bipartisan Senate effort, and addresses many aspects of the battle to end the nation's opioid epidemic. But it may prove to be too little too late because of a serious lack of funding. In a 94-to-1 vote that shows overwhelming bipartisan support in the war against…

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The number of opioid-addicted newborns in Florida, like heroin and hydrocodone, has increased more than 10-fold since 1995, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the soaring 10-fold increase “far exceeds the three-fold increase observed nationally,”…

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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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The New Jersey State Supreme Court has acquitted a young mother of child abuse and neglect after her newborn infant exhibited symptoms of methadone withdrawal. The unanimous ruling by the State's six Supreme Court Justices has reversed an earlier appellate court decision that the mother was guilty…

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect up to 5 percent of U.S. children There is a new report out this month that suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth. Especially these days, when "everyone knows" not…

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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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