Treatment options uncertain for opiate-addicted babies in Fla.

In Florida, where OxyContin addiction is widespread, more babies are being born addicted to opiates, according to this article on The article profiles a recovering Oxy and heroin addict whose doctors switched her from suboxone to methadone for the birth of her child. Treatment options for opiate-addicted women are currently extremely controversial, and long-term effects on babies’ health isn’t yet known.

Read more about how the opiate addiction crisis is affecting babies here and here.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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