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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Some babies born to opioid using pregnant women may experience Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Populations of women who may give birth to infants with NAS include women who use heroin, women who use or misuse prescription opioids (e.g. prescription pain medications), or women undergoing MAT for opioid use disorders. The resources below offer additional information.

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The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare offers free technical assistance to a various of systems on making policy and practice changes to improve outcomes for families affected by substance use disorders and involvement with child welfare services. To learn more about technical assistance services or if you have a question please email NCSACW at or call toll-free at 1–866–493–2758.

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