Day Six: Canada Sees Increase In Newborn Addictions

Irritable babies seem typical, but Canada has seen an increase in irritable babies. This is in conjunction with shakes, vomiting, and more. These are all signs that a child has been “born addicted” to opioids. This occurs when expecting mothers abuse opioids while pregnant. Once the baby is born, and is not ingesting the painkillers through the mother, the baby goes through withdrawal. The Canada recently released that there was a 30% increase in common occurrence in this issue. As of couple months ago, the NICU was half filled with children suffering from the opioid withdrawals known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.


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