Addicted babies are infants who are born physically dependent on drugs because of drug use by the mother during her pregnancy. Doctors consider babies addicted if they have a high level of exposure to drugs before birth. Each year in the United States some 320,000 babies are born exposed to alcohol and illegally used drugs while in the uterus, or in utero.
This is congenital (present at birth)
Disability that may occur:
- Problems with development and behavior
- memory learning understanding
- Other problems include: damaged respiratory system of the fetus respiratory illness in the infant low birth weight