Massachusetts Sees A Spike In The Number Of Babies Born Exposed To Opioids04:54
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Shortly after birth, James was diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome. He has since been adopted and his adoptive mom says he is thriving. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Shortly after birth, James was diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome. He has since been adopted and his adoptive mom says he is thriving. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Massachusetts hospitals are seeing evidence that the opioid epidemic is affecting the next generation — with a skyrocketing number of babies born exposed to drugs.

From the Here & Now contributor WBUR's Deborah Becker reports.

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This segment aired on April 7, 2016.

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