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Video- New Life, New Hope: Helping Moms and Babies in the midst of the Opioid Crisis
As opioid use in New Hampshire has skyrocketed, with heroin-related emergency room visits tripling in the state since 2013, the number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has as also grown. By 2015, one in 10 newborns in the Upper Connecticut Valley region had been exposed to opioids in utero and many had NAS—moderate to severe symptoms of physical dependence at the time of delivery. This crisis led to the development and adoption of a new model of care at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) for newborns exposed to opioids before birth, a model that received national recognition in a journal article published in Pediatrics.
Video- Who are you Serving? Test Your Knowledge of Youth Alcohol Consumption
Does alcohol alter brain development, negatively affecting brain structure & function? How many deaths related to alcohol consumption in young people under the age of 21 occur each year? Are people who begin drinking in their youth more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse as an adult? Does alcohol increase the risk of physical and sexual assault?