Addicted babies

A graphic from the report showing the rate of babies born with NAS

Ohio has seen an alarming increase in the number of babies born with exposure to opiate drugs, according to a new report, with Athens County having one of the five highest rates in the state.

According to the report by the Ohio Children’s Defense Fund, Athens County experiences a rate of 24.1 to 32 babies born going through opiate withdrawal symptoms per 1,000 live births (between 2.41 and 3.2 percent).

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