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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) describes a group of conditions faced by newborn babies born exposed to addictive substances like medication, opioids or other drugs.

Babies with NAS – like those we help at Brigid’s Path – experience symptoms of withdrawal after birth, including trembling, seizures, high-pitched crying, vomiting and more.

We hear a common misconception that the babies who come to Brigid’s Path are addicted to the substance they were exposed to in the womb; that’s not true. They are not addicted because of their prenatal exposure, but they do still experience withdrawal symptoms.

For more information about NAS, visit the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative NAS Project.

Media Placements

We’re thankful for our media partners who help us share our story with our local communities and the world. A few of our recent and most prominent stories are below:

Brigid’s Path Joins Elite Foundation Backed by Koch Network
July 10, 2019 

Kettering Center Grows in Fight to Combat Infant Drug Exposure
Dayton Daily News
July 1, 2019 

Kettering Care Center Gets National Attention with Trump’s State of the Union
Dayton Daily News
February 5, 2019 

Babies Born Opioid-Dependent Get Help at Brigid’s Path
May 8, 2018

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