Number of drug-affected babies born in Maine declines for the first time in over a decade


Dr. Brenda Medlin examines a drug-affected baby in 2016 at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland. Staff file photo by Carl D. Walsh

The decrease to 952 cases in 2017 came after a long period of increases coinciding with rising opioid use, but treatment experts say the epidemic still has the state firmly in its grip. The number of drug-affected babies born in Maine declined for the first time in more than a decade in 2017, but the state’s treatment community says it’s too soon to determine whether it’s an indication that progress is being made in the state’s fight against the opioid crisis. Read More

 

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