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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.
Neonatal drug withdrawal may cause:
 

RESOURCES

Drug Abuse—National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov

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


Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Improving treatment for drug-exposed infants. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US). 1993;Report No:(SMA)93-2011.


Davidson HA. Neonatal abstinence syndrome: an overview. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/nursing-reference-center. Updated October 11, 2013. Accessed August 21, 2014.


Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Boston Children's Hospital website Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/health-topics/conditions/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-nas. Accessed August 21, 2014.


Neonatal opioid withdrawal. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 14, 2014. Accessed August 21, 2014.

 

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