By: Admin_Mike12 Apr 2011
The New York Times recently reported on a woman in Maine named Tonya who abused OxyContin and other prescription drugs during her first trimester of pregnancy. She then attempted to detox on her own, causing her unborn baby to experience seizures. Next she turned to methadone, which she used daily for the remaining months of her pregnancy. Shortly after birth, Tonya’s baby began to experience opiate withdrawal. Doctors had no choice but to begin a course of methadone treatment for the newborn.