The Number of Babies Born With Drugs in Their System Has Increased Drastically in Massachusetts

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Harbor Village Detox comments on the alarming rates of drugs raced on newborns in Massachusetts which have tripled the national average.

As reported by the Boston Globe (6/19) the number of babies born in Massachusetts with alarming traces of opiates in their system is at an all time high. In fact, reports show that these babies triple the national average and researchers also estimate that about 1,300 babies had alarming levels of narcotics in their system at birth—that is about 5 babies out of 1,000 births. Medical research, although limited, underline that babies exposed to drugs before birth often experience withdrawal symptoms after birth. Such symptoms include “difficult breathing and feeding, diarrhea, vomiting, and seizures that can last for weeks, even months.” Long-term consequences, however, are more serious as it can lead to neonatal abstinence syndrome in some reported cases.

Reports show the main two reasons as to why this is happening are due to doctors over-prescribing drugs and drug-taking behavior by the mother. Also lack of drug treatment centers in New England is a main factor. Although the amount of research is limited when it comes to this subject, doctors hope that more people become aware that drug addiction not only affect the addict but also the unborn baby.

Drug addiction is an issue that affect almost anyone. Often times, as illustrated by this report, it can affect human beings even before birth. That is why at Harbor Village drug addiction is taken very seriously.

At Harbor Village, clients get a luxury drug addiction facility experience. During their stay, they experience hot, fresh meals, relaxing spa-like activities, Internet access, and the most excellent care. The medical staff at Harbor Village is well-trained, caring, and are there to help clients get through the painful and draining parts of their detox and withdrawal processes. Located in warm, sunny southern Florida, clients who seek help at Harbor Village will enjoy the peaceful and private setting of this luxury rehab. With private bedrooms, a great view, and more, Harbor Village aims to provide the most comfortable experience for anybody struggling with an addiction.

The mission statement of Harbor Village is to assist people from all walks of life with their addictions. For the last year, the peaceful and quiet environment of Harbor Village has helped make positive impacts in their lives. For the years to come, they hope to continue to help others see the light in their lives. Those who are looking for a safe, supervised, and peaceful detox process can get everything they are looking for and more at Harbor Village. Here, the goal is to help every client be happy, healthy, and ready to move on to the next step of his or her life.

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