Description/Abstract

Opioid use during pregnancy has increased dramatically in the U.S. over the past decade, leading to a surge in cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) – babies born dependent on opioids. This issue brief discusses the impacts of NAS in the U.S. and ways we can address this important population health problem.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

neonatal abstinence syndrome, opioids, maternal and child health

Disciplines

Maternal and Child Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Date

4-16-2019

Acknowledgements

The authors thank Alexandra Punch for helpful suggestions on earlier drafts.

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