More Babies Born Addicted to Drugs
Some hospitals in West Virginia are seeing an increase in the number of babies born with drug addictions. At Cabell Huntington Hospital, Dr. David Chaffin, perinatal center director, told the Charleston Daily Mail that one of 13 babies born are addicted to drugs. Dr. Stefan Maxwell, a neonatologist, said the rate is about the same at Charleston Area Medical Center. Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston also is seeing an increase. On one recent weekend, eight of 12 babies born were addicted to drugs. To combat overcrowding, Cabell Huntington plans to partner with Lily's Place, a pediatric addiction recovery center that's expected to open later this year.