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

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