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Babies are always adored by everyone. Even if someone doesn't love kids much, those tiny fingers, shining eyes and a cute smile melt their hearts too. But what will you say when you get to know that some of them are born with drug addiction? Shocking yeah? But true.
There were 27,000 diagnosed cases of drug-dependent newborns in 2013. More than 130,000 babies were born addicted to drugs over last decade. Since 2010, 110 of them have died after being sent home with addict moms.
Babies who are born with drug addiction have to go through a lot of pain in their initial days due to drug withdrawal.
In the US, every 19 minutes, a baby is born with opioids addiction. They even struggle to breathe.
Jennifer Lacey's daughter Jacey spend the two initial weeks of her life going through drug withdrawal. It was due to methadone that Lacey took during pregnancy to control an addiction to prescription painkillers.
Jacey died six months later when her mother gave her a dose of methadone. Lacey was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2013 after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter of a child.
Diagnoses of neonatal abstinence syndrome, also known as newborn drug withdrawal syndrome, have increased since 2013.
His mother said she went into labor in the bathroom when she was shooting Heroin, and her second son Braxton was born with drug addiction.
Clorissa Jones joined a Rehab program so that she could get the custody of her second child as she lost the custody of her first child due to drug addcition.
They boy now is fit and healthy and he is facing no problem now. Clorissa has got his custody and they are happily living together.