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[*] Post 504757 posted on 24-9-2016 at 19:08 Reply With Quote
In America'S Drug Death Capital: How Heroin Is Scarring The Next Generation



In America'S Drug Death Capital: How Heroin Is Scarring The Next Generation

This is an overwhelmingly sad, tragic, and graphic article from CNN (as well as well written). I'm posting just the first few paragraphs so that anyone who can bear to read the rest of this very, very LENGTHY article knows what to expect re the tone of its content.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/16/health/huntington-heroin/index.html

Huntington, West Virginia (CNN) Sara Murray tends to two dozen babies in the neonatal therapeutic unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital. They shake. They vomit. Their inconsolable, high-pitched screams pierce the air. The symptoms can last for hours, days or months.

Graceful and soft-spoken, Murray is a seasoned nurse tirelessly defending the innocent. But even she gets worn down. On difficult days, she seeks a moment of refuge behind her desk and wonders: How did we get here?

These babies -- her babies -- are the youngest, most vulnerable victims of a raging epidemic.

They are heroin babies, born addicted.
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[*] Post 504759 posted on 24-9-2016 at 22:35 Reply With Quote


Just read the article, very sobering......
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[*] Post 504760 posted on 24-9-2016 at 23:31 Reply With Quote


A lot of the children in the care system here are due to them being taken away from drug or alcohol abusers at birth. One of my friends thought she couldn't have children and adopted a baby of heroin addict. She later went on to have two sons naturally. All were raised in a home with moral compass, lots of money and opportunity. The first boy has made very little of his life academically or in any other way. The two natural sons are high achievers in different fields. The first boy has never fully recovered from the start he had and, indeed, became a drug user himself for a time albeit a different addiction. So many tragedies.
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