Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, reported in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) that five times as many pregnant women were using opiates in 2009 compared to 2000, while during the same period the number of newborns with a diagnosis of drug withdrawal syndrome, neonatal abstinence syndrome has increased 3-fold,. The authors added that hospital charges related to neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have increased considerably.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, is the set of problems which newborns experience when they are exposed to addictive prescription or illegal drugs while in their mother’s uterus. NAS occurs because the mother, while pregnant, took addictive drugs (prescription or illegal), such as cocaine, diazepam, marijuana, opiates (heroin, codeine, methadone), barbiturates, or amphetamines.
It is the downward spiral of addiction which causes such deplorable actions. If drug and/or alcohol abuse continues unchecked, eventually the person is faced with so many unpleasant circumstances that each sober moment is filled with despair and misery leading not only to destruction of their lives, but others’ as well. Destruction such as an infant born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Narconon Louisiana understands the downward spiral of addiction. Through very specific application in the Narconon program, individuals will re-discover their own personal morals, ethics, honesty, value and integrity. This program goes even further and helps a person eliminate the guilt and remorse caused from committing harmful acts against themselves and others.
Completing the Narconon program gives the addict a greater outlook and awareness towards life, making them capable of living an honest and ethical lifestyle. It further shows the person how to be honest and straight with themselves and their families.
If you or someone you know has a problem and needs a rehab in Louisiana, we can help. Call our hotline now at 1-800-473-0930.