neonatal abstinence syndrome

Why WA is taking a new approach to caring for newborns exposed to drugs

BY: - July 5, 2023

In Washington, hospitals automatically report newborns affected by their mother’s use of drugs or alcohol during pregnancy to Child Protective Services. State guidelines then call for testing those infants every few hours using a complex scoring system to determine whether they need morphine or other medications to treat withdrawal. They’ll also often be sent to […]