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

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