Drug Addiction Articles

Cases of newborns with addictions soaring
MARSHFIELD — Mya Barry was born in April 2011 with opiates already coursing through her tiny veins. But it was not the heroin passed to her in utero by her drug-addicted mother that killed the infant, prosecutors say. Instead, it was the heroin …
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New methods of battling drug addiction are necessary
Last week I came across an article on a social media site, posted there from a website called "The New Republic." The article indicated that physicians are being identified as having a huge responsibility in the rapidly increasing heroin addiction …
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Tennessee adopts legislation to criminally prosecute drugaddicted pregnant
A new bill just passed by Tennessee's state legislature would allow law enforcement to bring criminal charges against pregnant women if their drug addiction causes their children to be born with a dependency. According to the Tennessean, a similar …
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Tennessee Bill Could Send Addicted Moms To Jail
"Being a poorly controlled diabetic is terrible for pregnancy — probably equally as bad as drug addiction — and we don't legislate those choices," says Young. "I just think this is an easy group to pick on because addiction has such a stigma …
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