Opioid Use And Abuse Impacting Babies

Apr 5, 2018

As the opioid epidemic continues across the nation, the number of babies being born with opioid withdrawal symptoms is rising. Crain's Chicago Business health care reporter Kristen Schorsch looked into the difficulties it's causing, not only for families, but for Illinois finances, in her article titled "In Withdrawal: Treating the babies of Illinois' opioid crisis."

In Schorsch's article, she discusses the rising number of babies being born with these symptoms, and also the few available options for treatments. Listen to the interview about it: