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.
neonatal abstinence syndrome, opioids, maternal and child health
Maternal and Child Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Substance Abuse and Addiction
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The authors thank Alexandra Punch for helpful suggestions on earlier drafts.
Withington, Sean and Monnat, Shannon M., "The Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome from Opioids Affects Us All" (2019). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 97.
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