NAS http://wkms.org en Tennessee Responds to the Rising Number of Drug-Dependent Babies http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-responds-rising-number-drug-dependent-babies <p></p><p>A new study showing a major increase in Tennessee babies born addicted to drugs has prompted the state Health Department to require hospitals to report that information. A health department working group found the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, has increased ten-fold over the past decade. NAS can result from a mother’s drug use, including alcohol and withdrawal drugs like methadone. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:42:42 +0000 Angela Hatton 25268 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Responds to the Rising Number of Drug-Dependent Babies