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We’re here to provide a personal perspective, the latest recommendations, and the science-based facts about the risk of prenatal alcohol exposure.

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What Do You Wish You’d Known Before Becoming A Parent?

What Do You Wish You’d Known Before Becoming A Parent?
Christine Koh and her daughters. Christine Koh What's the one thing you wish someone had told you before you became a parent? It's a question we're asking our audience as part of How To Raise A Human, a new series from NPR's Science desk. Over the next month, we'll be lookingRead more

Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate

Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate
© Photodisc/Thinkstock On June 12, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid, passed the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorder Act. As U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) explains on his web site, this act will be included as part of an opioid-related package of bills thatRead more

Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together
Kelly Zimmerman holds her son Jaxton Wright at a parenting session at the Children's Health Center in Reading, Pa. The free program provides resources and social support to new parents in recovery from addiction, or who are otherwise vulnerable. Natalie Piserchio for NPR For most of her childhood, growing upRead more
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