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Newborn Opiate Pain Pill Withdrawal Symptoms

Prescription pain pill addiction continues to be a problem in spite of the fact that they?re much harder to get today and the costs on the streets have increased. If pregnant mothers were the only ones affected by their prescription painkiller abuse it would be one thing, still devastating but no one else would be suffering. That?s not the case though, daily there are babies born experiencing serious uncomfortable and painful withdrawal symptoms associated with their mother?s use of opiate painkillers during their pregnancy, and they?re struggling to survive.

It?s heartbreaking to think that every 60 minutes an innocent and beautiful baby is born addicted to opiate prescription drugs like Vicodin, Methadone and OxyContin. It?s even more devastating and heartbreaking to know that after they?re born, babies are going through agonizing opiate withdrawal symptoms that are dangerous and extremely painful. I don?t think any of us can truly understand what a newborn goes through when they?re addicted to prescription pain pills unless you work with babies that are born dependent on them. Thankfully there are medical professionals who do understand what babies go through and they work around the clock to comfort and provide medical attention to newborn?s detoxing from opiate drugs.

It doesn?t matter what state we live in, prescription pain pill addiction is extremely prevalent and babies are born addicted to opiate drugs every day because their mother?s abused painkillers during their pregnancy. Even though the video is hard to watch, I hope that the article ABC News provides regarding newborns detoxing from prescription pain pill addiction will have a major impact on everyone, not just young girls and women who abuse pain medications. Knowing that a newborn baby is in severe pain and distress after they?re born addicted to pain pills is devastating but I don?t think people realize the symptoms don?t go away overnight.


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