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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Purpose

To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and trend of NAS in Rhode Island.

Key Information

  • The number of substance-affected newborns and babies diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has increased over the past decade in Rhode Island.
  • Babies with NAS often require treatment for withdrawal symptoms and a longer stay in the hospital after birth.

Rhode Island Numbers 2005 - 2016

  • The number of substance-affected newborns and babies diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has increased over the past decade in Rhode Island.