More Pregnant Women Exposed to Opioids in Areas with Few Jobs

January 29, 2019

(UPI) – A baby born into a community with high joblessness is more likely to be addicted to opioids, a new study says. The parts of the United States with the highest rates of long-term unemployment and the lowest concentration of mental health services have the highest number of babies with prenatal exposure to opioids, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association.

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