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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

Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care

Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care
Health experts say babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (not pictured) and their mothers should room together in hospital when possible, rather than the baby being sent for treatment to the neonatal intensive care unit. (Joerg Sarbach/Associated Press) With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering withdrawalRead more

Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use

Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use
A support worker says many pregnant women are afraid to admit to drug use for fear of losing their child. (Stock image/Shutterstock/Olesya Feketa) Stigma keeps many pregnant women in the province from reporting their drug use, says one woman who works with drug users in St. John's. "It's the stigmaRead more
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