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NIDA. (2017, December 4). Babies Born to Women Addicted to Opioids. Retrieved from

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December 4 2017
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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: 

Learn more: Why is opioid withdrawal in babies increasing?