Last month, US News & World Report published an article addressing expectant mothers struggling with opioid addiction
and the babies then born already addicted, in need of additional services, in two specific Florida counties, one of which was up near Central Florida. Over the past three years in Volusia County, the Sheriff’s Office reports that there has been a 34% rise in opioid fatalities. But for those simply battling through addiction, and expecting, “babies exposed to opioids during pregnancy become addicted in the womb,” leading to a medical problem known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.
According to the Florida Department of Health, for every 10,000 live births in Volusia County, 182 suffer through NAS. In Flagler County that number is 228 per 10,000 births, well above the state average of 65.
But for expectant mothers addicted to opioids who are unemployed, finding help, or centers that are willing to work with them, can be daunting.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of opioid addiction, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.