PBS NewsHour

When babies are born withdrawing from opioids

Clip: 03/11/2016 | 7m 49s

The number of American babies born going through withdrawal from prescription painkillers and heroin used by their mothers during pregnancy, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, increased fivefold between 2000 and 2012. NewsHour's Alison Stewart explores the consequences of the painful condition on mothers and infants.

Aired: 03/11/16

Rating: NR

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