Posts Tagged opioids

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

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good
Rebecca Dowds was suffering from opioid addiction when her daughter Sephira was born, but a new initiative allowed them to stay together from birth. (Submitted by Rebecca Dowds) Removing newborn babies from women who are suffering from addiction helps neither mother nor child, says a doctor at the forefront ofRead more

More babies being treated for opioid withdrawal in Canada

Another side effect of the Canadian opioid crisis is now affecting neonatal wards around the country, as hospitalization rates for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) after being exposed to opioids in the womb have risen significantly over the past five years. Statistics from the Canadian Institute of HealthRead more

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