How states are addressing the needs of substance-exposed infants

An estimated 400,000-440,000 infants (10-11% of all births) each year are affected by prenatal alcohol or illicit drug exposure. This new report from the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) examines state policy on this issue, looking at: prevention, intervention, identification, and treatment of prenatal substance exposure, including services for the infant, the mother, and the family. http://www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/files/Substance-Exposed-Infants.pdf     … [Read more...]

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