Camden Clark hosts seminar about drug-affected newborns

By Brandon Lewis | Posted: Fri 11:56 PM, Jun 08, 2018 | Updated: Sat 7:20 PM, Jun 09, 2018 Click for Original Article and Video PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Candy Cooley, a recovery coach at West Virginia University's Drug Free Moms and Babies Project, told her story of overcoming addiction at the "Caring for Babies Who are Drug Affected - ... Read More

Marijuana shops recommend products to pregnant women, against doctors’ warnings

By Michael Nedelman, CNN Updated 6:05 AM ET, Thu May 10, 2018 | See original article at CNN (CNN) A majority of cannabis dispensaries in Colorado recommended their products to women posing as pregnant customers with morning sickness, clashing with doctors' warnings about the potential harms, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Of 400 ... Read More

Stumping Out Prenatal Smoking in West Virginia

from NICHQ (National Institute for Children's Health Quality) website | Read original article here Not only does smoking make it harder for a woman to conceive, tobacco use during pregnancy increases the rate of stillbirth, preterm birth, birth defects, low birth weight and infant mortality. Despite this information, some states have consistently high rates of women who smoke while pregnant. ... Read More

The Formaldehyde in Your E-Cigs

April 4, 2018 - By Joseph G. Allen (See the original story with the New York Times) Dr. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A vaping store and lounge in Manhattan.CreditMichael Appleton for The New York Times Recently, there has been a shift away from calling e-cigarettes “e-cigs.” In public health circles, ... Read More

DHHR Receives CMS approval for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment Services

2/13/2018 | (See the original story) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services has received approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) treatment services. This designation makes West Virginia the first state in the nation to receive such approval. NAS is a generalized ... Read More

14% of babies exposed to drugs

By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter  |  (See Original Article) WV Birth Score’s most recent data show 14 babies out of every 100 born in the state are exposed to at least one substance during pregnancy. The data, from October 2016 through August 2017, show 9 percent of those babies were exposed to substances, while the other 5 percent were exposed ... Read More

WV DHHR: 4 of nearly 900 TANF applicants test positive for drugs

By Erin Beck Staff writer, Jan 12, 2018  |  (See Original Story) In the nearly three months since the state began drug testing low-income people applying for financial help from the state, four of the nearly 900 applicants tested positive, an official with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said. A representative of the National Conference of ... Read More

(RFP) Drug Free Moms and Babies Project Expansion

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership is requesting proposals to fund comprehensive, integrated programs for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders (SUD). The goal of the Drug Free Moms and Babies (DFMB) Project Expansion is to develop, evaluate, document, and replicate programs that support healthy baby outcomes by providing prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery ... Read More

Amid opioid crisis, drug firm cites WV infant rehab clinic for possible fault

Lily’s Place is a Huntington-based treatment center for helping drug-addicted babies get through withdrawal Eric Eyre, Staff Writer August 9, 2017 - Charleston Gazette-Mail (See original story) Pic (Lily’s Place is a Huntington-based treatment center for helping drug-addicted babies get through withdrawal.) In a bid to dilute responsibility for West Virginia’s opioid epidemic, one of the nation’s largest drug distributors ... Read More