Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good
Rebecca Dowds was suffering from opioid addiction when her daughter Sephira was born, but a new initiative allowed them to stay together from birth. (Submitted by Rebecca Dowds) Removing newborn babies from women who are suffering from addiction helps neither mother nor child, says a doctor at the forefront ofRead more

N.J warns pregnant substance abusers to get help

Across the country, states are grappling with rising numbers of newborns suffering from their mothers’ use of drugs or alcohol. New Jersey is no exception. Since 2008, the number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome has doubled. In 2016, 685 babies were affected in the Garden State. When babiesRead more