Babies Born Addicted to Prescription Drugs in Kentucky

in Substance Abuse

In 2000, there were 29 babies who were born addicted to prescription drugs in the US State of Kentucky. In 2011, there were 730 babies born addicted to the drugs. The 2,400 percent increase in the state is higher than the national increase of 330 percent during the 9 year period.

(More prescription drug abuse statistics.)

It was previously reported that one baby is born every hour in the United States addicted to prescription drugs due to the mother abusing the pills during pregnancy.

Source:  Lara Unger, “Kentucky sees surge in addicted infants,” USA Today, August 26, 2012.

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