October 19, 2017

Newly Born, and Withdrawing From Painkillers

babies-addicted-to-oxcycontinThe mother got the call in the middle of the night: her 3-day-old baby was going through opiate withdrawal in a hospital here and had to start taking methadone, a drug best known for treating heroin addiction, to ease his suffering.

The mother had abused prescription painkillers like OxyContin for the first 12 weeks of her pregnancy, buying them…Read the full article here

Image- Damon Winter, New York Times

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