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What is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?

  • Neonatal withdrawal after intrauterine exposure to certain drugs (illicit or prescription)

  • Occurs with the abrupt cessation of the drug exposure at birth

  • Most commonly seen with opioid exposure, but also seen after exposure to sedatives, polysubstance abuse, and occasionally barbiturates and alcohol • Develops in 55-94% of drug-exposed infants