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US: Pregnant women suffering from addiction should be treated compassionately, not like criminals (Opinion)
Hill – June 21, 2017
The all too common story of opioid addiction is percolating throughout our country. Every age and every geographic demographic are affected by this scourge, but one especially vulnerable group that is often overlooked is pregnant women. Rates of their opioid misuse have been increasing at an alarming rate with use of prescription opioids postpartum possibly leading to first time users becoming addicted during subsequent pregnancies.