Born addicts: The babies starting life in rehab

Born addicts: The babies starting life in rehab

Hundreds of babies in the UK are born suffering the effects of drug withdrawal because of their mother's addiction, but one unique facility is working to keep the newborns together with their parent while they detox.
"You know you are carrying a baby and it's the wrong thing to do, but you still do it."
'Rachel' was addicted to heroin throughout her pregnancy.
After suffering domestic abuse for 10 years, she says she was forced into prostitution which led to drug addiction.
"It's a lifestyle. Then one day you wake up and realise you have a habit.
"I feel guilty every day... read more

25 November 2016 in Health, Views: 47
Source: BBC

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