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For Newborns Exposed to Opioids, Health Issues May Be the Least of Their Problems – NPR

While prenatal opioid exposure can cause troubling symptoms and addiction, it is the long-term consequences that may have a more severe affect on children born addicted to opioids. According to Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, research shows that the social environments of so-called “crack babies” can play a key role in the child’ future and development. Read more.