Florida: Florida’s Pill Problem Gives Birth to New Problem: Drug-Addicted Babies
Thousands of babies each year are struggling through withdrawal. An already-strapped child welfare system is seeing its caseload swell. Area rehab centers are adding new beds to meet demand. And neonatal nurses, the ones on the front lines of a new war on addiction, are steeling themselves through the months-long care of jittery, screaming, inconsolable infants.