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Kentucky Grapples With Rise In NAS Babies

By McCarton Ackerman

Neonatal units have seen a sharp increase in babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 3, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jim Irsay pleads not guilty to driving under the influence, former Seahawk Spencer Ware arrested for DUI, and drunk groom jailed for fight on wedding night. MORE  

Four UK Babies Are Born With Drug Dependency Each Day

By Bryan Le

Doctors sometimes prescribe opiates to wean addicted newborns from their inherited drug dependencies. MORE  

The Abortion That Saved my Life

By Anna David

While I was still doing cocaine and sleeping with the only guy who wouldn't judge me for doing it, I became pregnant.  MORE  

The Parent Dilemma: Kids or No Kids?

By Linda Stansberry

Should people with a family predisposition to addiction or alcoholism not have children? And if you do have kids, can you raise them to avoid addiction? MORE  

M Is for Marijuana. A Is for Addict.

By Andi Schwartz

I smoked pot daily for over 30 years—I had a successful career, was free of debt and had a good life. Then I started a family and that's when my addiction caught up to me. MORE  

New York's Maternity Ward Drug Tests

By Sarah Beller

Drug tests are disproportionately enforced against new moms from low-income areas. MORE  

Jada Pinkett Smith Thought She'd Be Dead by 21

By McCarton Ackerman

The multi-millionaire actress says she was raised in a "war zone" of poverty and drug addiction. MORE  

Methadone Moms Face Catch-22

By Chrisanne Grise

New moms on methadone treatment are often trapped between Dr.'s orders and child-welfare workers who report them for still using opiates. MORE  

Park Slope's "Hidden Addicted Mom Problem"

By McCarton Ackerman

Moms in the idyllic Brooklyn neighborhood habitually conceal their addictions to maintain perfect family images, claims a new book. MORE  

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