‘Troubling’ Figures Reveal 700 Babies Were Born Drug-Dependent in Scotland in Five Years

(Christian Institute) Over 700 babies were born addicted to drugs in Scotland over the past five years, new figures have shown.

The number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)—caused by exposure to addictive opiate drugs in the womb—varied across a number of different health boards.

The Scottish government has described the results as “troubling.” It comes shortly after separate figures revealed that drug-related deaths reached a record high in Scotland in 2016.

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