Every day, babies are born addicted to prescription medications. They scream and twitch as their tiny bodies withdraw from the drugs their mothers took during pregnancy. All around the country, this problem grows as the number of prescription addicts rises. What can be done? During this hour-long program, Drug Dependent Newborns, see how doctors, nurses, and other professionals treat these tiny addicts and why it is so expensive and time-consuming. We’ll learn why some pregnant women do not seek help during their pregnancy and why abruptly stopping prescription use can be harmful for both mother and the baby. Hear how law enforcement and other emergency responders play a big role in insuring help for the newborns.
March 29, 2012