These Newborn Babies Cry for Drugs, Not Milk For some Americans

From the New York Times:

“For some Americans, the nation’s opioid crisis starts before birth.”

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — His body dependent on opioids, he writhes, trembles and cries. He is exhausted but cannot sleep. He vomits, barely eats and has lost weight.

He is also a baby. Just 1 month old, he wails in the nursery of the CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital here. A volunteer “cuddler” holds him while walking around, murmuring sweetly, hour after hour, but he is inconsolable. What his body craves is heroin.

Read entire article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/opinion/sunday/babies-opioid-addiction-west-virginia.html