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Johns Hopkins Will Treat Babies Exposed to Opioids with Anonymous $2.5M Donation

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has received an anonymous $2.5 million donation to expand services to treat babies exposed to opioids and other drugs during pregnancy. The donation will be used to open a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Follow-up Clinic at the hospital’s main campus in St. Petersburg, according to a newsRead more

FASD-Informed Social Worker Brianna Shares Her Story

FASD-Informed Social Worker Brianna Shares Her Story
This story is part of our national organization NOFAS' Social Work Stories campaign. This NOFAS campaign is in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Brianna Megyesi, MSW, LSW, a licensed social worker and counselor at Double ARC, a NOFAS affiliate organization.  She writes, “There is a need for socialRead more

Pregnant and in Recovery: Former Addicts Have Hope!

Pregnant and in Recovery: Former Addicts Have Hope!
Born to a first-time mother trying to overcome drug addiction, Zilah escaped the screeches, the shakes, the long nights and toxic stomachs that come with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — what newborns experience when withdrawing from narcotics their mother took during pregnancy. She was one of the lucky ones. Cassie Steidtmann, Zilah’s mom,Read more