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Babies Born Addicted to Opiate Drugs

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 6:00 AM

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Credit:  National Institute on Drug Abuse

"Crack babies" first emerged in the late 80s; now we're seeing a dramatic rise in babies born addicted to opiate drugs, like heroin and pain pills. Click here to read Angela Townsend's full article on opiate-addicted babies in the health section of The Plain Dealer. ideastream's Anne Glausser spoke with Townsend for the weekly Tuesday Checkup. Their conversation is part of ideastream's continuing coverage this month of the topic of addiction.

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Health, Children's Health, Mental Health, Addiction

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