Volunteers help soothe West Virginia's drug-exposed babies

"You just don't realize how bad it really is," one volunteer said.
1:54 | 10/16/18

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You just don't realize how bad it really ends. You know seeing the babies home. It's hard. Sometimes you don't know if you're doing enough for our year of service is any valuable that you just keep coming because there's always ruled. And. Our Cutler program is a volunteer program that takes folks you have a particular interest in supporting and loving on our may be used it's been. Particularly useful for. In our babies who have been exposed to certain substances that they can withdraw from. As it's very calming. For them leaving. In the last year out of all of the babies were born here in our institution about ten and a half 11% were exposed to substances that they can withdraw from of those BP's. Probably about four point 3% of them had signs of withdrew. This is where we are taking care for babies who have been exposed. I'm sir substances when moon and you're experiencing. Withdrawal symptoms. So the color program. It's and beautifully because our goal is to non starter medication sweet home. Having grandchildren. Feels like around mean. You know the nurses early busy in. Seems like a real good way to supplement. And it's. If you look at and since opinion in Auckland syndrome and coincides with that overdose death. Number almost exactly. That definitely makes you feel more compassion for the issue him. Want to do whatever you can.

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