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Neonatal Drug Withdrawal

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by Kellicker PG

(Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome)

 

Symptoms

Depending on the type and amount of drug exposure, symptoms can develop within hours to days after birth.
Symptoms include:
 

RESOURCES

National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome.html

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
http://www.camh.ca

Toronto Area of Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.torontona.org

 

References


Improving treatment for drug exposed infants, treatment improvement protocol, (TIP), series 5. US Department of Health and Human Services, Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64750. Accessed January 8, 2013.


Neonatal abstinence syndrome. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1338/mainpageS1338P0.html. Accessed January 8, 2013.


Neonatal opiate withdrawal. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated June 5, 2012. Accessed January 8, 2013.


Schub E., Cabrera G. Neonatal abstinence syndrome: an overview. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=16&topicID=860. Updated August 24, 2012. Accessed January 8, 2013.

 

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