This podcast, originally published by Dr. Celine Gounder, appeared Jan. 17, 2018. Copyright 2018 Dr. Celine Gounder.
Is neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) — babies whose mothers used opioids in pregnancy and who go into withdrawal after birth — another form of intergenerational violence? And how can a community stop the cycle? Guests: Lieutenant Debbie Richmond, specialist in child abuse investigations at the Bristol Tennessee Police Department; Lisa Carter, CEO of Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee; Ashlie Harrod, nurse educator with the Sullivan County Health Department in Tennessee; Chris Miller, Chief Patient Experience Officer of Mountain States Health Alliance’s Washington County Market, and the adoptive father of a baby boy with neonatal abstinence syndrome.