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US: Beth Bitler: It's time to treat drug addiction of mothers and their babies - The Morning Call

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Beth Bitler: It's time to treat drug addiction of mothers and their babies - The Morning Call Beth Bitler: It's time to treat drug addiction of mothers and their babies - The Morning Call

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Opinion Op-Ed

Beth Bitler: It's time to treat drug addiction of mothers and their babies

LOUIE BALUKOFF/AP FILE PHOTO

Kristine Weisz (left) and Christina Jensen care for tiny, drug-addicted newborn babies at the Pediatric Interim Care Center in Kent, Wash.

Kristine Weisz (left) and Christina Jensen care for tiny, drug-addicted newborn babies at the Pediatric Interim Care Center in Kent, Wash. (LOUIE BALUKOFF/AP FILE PHOTO)

You don't have to look far to find the story of a tragic death from overdose or a report on the harm that substance use disorder, or SUD, causes newborn babies exposed to drugs in utero. Everyone but the cruelest would agree that infants should be given the best start possible in life, and that entering the world with neonatal abstinence syndrome ("withdrawal" in newborns) is nowhere near that mark.

Recently, state Rep. Kathy Watson, a Republican from Bucks County's 144th District, introduced a bill that would help ensure that babies who are born dependent on controlled substances are safely cared for and receive critical medical and developmental services. The legislation would reverse a 2015 amendment to the state's Child Protective Services Law that exempted health care providers from reporting infants born exposed to drugs when mothers were legally prescribed addictive narcotics during pregnancy. Clearly, the protection of the newborn is the most crucial of concerns, but that's not where the concern ends.

Is it possible to care about babies and not their mothers? I don't think so, and I don't think it's an either/or choice. So, how do we do both?

In an ideal world, there would be readily available treatment for women who would seek help early, surrounded by a loving family to temporarily care for their kids and then provide support as they recover. Treatment would offer services aimed specifically at pregnant and postpartum women. This ideal world would not subject the substance user to the shame and stigma associated with SUD that stops many from asking for help. Women would not have to choose between getting prenatal care and losing their children. And babies would be kept near -- not taken away from -- their mothers in early recovery.

If only we lived in an ideal world.

In our real world, we often take an almost opposite approach. Less than a quarter of our nation's SUD treatment centers offer specific services for pregnant and postpartum women, and even fewer offer recovery drugs to control cravings and withdrawal. Experts say that quitting drug use without the use of such medications has a higher incidence of relapse and can be stressful on a fetus.

And opiate-antagonist drugs like Vivitrol show great promise preventing relapse. We've made a lot of progress in offering recovery medications in general, but pregnant women face resistance from doctors wary of harming the fetus, though some studies have shown few or no long-term effects from their use.

Mandated reporters rightly make reports when infants are exposed to harmful drugs, and our overburdened, underfunded child welfare system becomes involved. According to the 2016 Annual Child Protective Services Report, the large majority of calls to general protective services (reports that don't rise to the level of child abuse but services to prevent harm to children are needed) involve parental substance abuse, with mothers being the person most reported. As the opioid epidemic grows, the commonwealth has not responded to the critical needs of children of substance users to the extent that is needed. The numbers of affected children are not declining. What are we waiting for?

While services vary from county to county, some counties have no alternatives to removing children from the home. If it is safe -- by providing ongoing treatment, support and education to mothers -- to keep babies with their mothers, that should be the first goal of our child welfare and SUD treatment systems.

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance is a part of the solution through our Recovering Families program, a parenting curriculum specific to parents as they recover from SUD. For people engaged in 12-step programs, the slogans and steps in our training materials are discussed in the context of parenting. It covers topics like how to talk to children about SUD and recovery, the importance of balancing parenting responsibilities with the needs of recovery, and the impact of substance use on child development.

We each have a role to play in helping children -- and parents -- affected by drug use. September is National Recovery Month, a great time to become part of the movement toward an ideal world.

Beth Bitler is program director for the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, Harrisburg. To learn more about Recovering Families program, visit pa-fsa.org or call 800-448-4906.

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explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:0 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:0 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:14 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:1 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:9 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:37 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:1 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:0 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:0
EXP - explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) GRP - hated group (propaganda_theme1) MAD - madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2)
SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)



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 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related
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illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda
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propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 propaganda theme5 propaganda theme6 propaganda theme4 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
 addiction 60%
[news] [concept]
"addiction" "addicted" "dependent"7Twelve-Step Snake Oil (2012)
Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers (Thomas Szasz)
Rat Park
substance.com/stop-nora-volkow-l...
iboga-experience.nl/
lewrockwell.com/2013/08/stephen-...
wakingtimes.com/2014/03/12/canna...
Most People With Addiction Simply Grow Out of It: Why Is This Widely Denied? (2014)
propaganda_theme2 : drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugsmadness, violence, illness

propaganda theme2
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"stigma" "overdose" "harm" "harmful" "death" "addictive" addiction7Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
drugwarfacts.org/crime.htm
drugwarfacts.org/causes.htm
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 80%
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"our nation"1Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
 use is abuse

use is abuse
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"substance abuse" "substance use" "substance user" "substance users" "drug use" "abuse"9Use is Abuse (propaganda theme 4)
drugwarfacts.org/addictiv.htm
propaganda_theme4 : drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gatewaygateway, use is abuse

propaganda theme4
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use is abuse Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
propaganda_theme5 : drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugschildren

propaganda theme5 75%
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"Child" "children" "kids" "infants" "newborn" "newborns" "babies" "parents" "parenting"37Children Corrupted (propaganda theme 5)
drugwarfacts.org/adolesce.htm
Think of the children
propaganda_theme6 : drug war propaganda theme: demonize; use of drugs is epidemic; wardemonize, war, epidemic

propaganda theme6 65%
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"epidemic"1Demonize, War (propaganda theme 6)
List of Wars on Concepts
Perpetual war
The Failed War on Drugs (2012)
 drug of abuse

illegal drugs
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narcotic various illegal drugs addiction  
 drugs 95%
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various drugs  
 drug law 80%
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"controlled substances"1History of United States drug pr...
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chemicals
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opiate erowid.org/chemicals/chemicals.s...
 euphoric depressant
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opiate  
 analgesic
[news] [concept]
opiate  
opioid : opiate-like but synthetic drugsopioid

opioid
[news] [concept]

"opioid"1Managing Pain
 narcotic
[news] [concept]
"narcotics" opiate opioid1Managing Pain
opiate : a substance derived from the opium poppyopiate
[news] [concept]
"opiate-antagonist"1Managing Pain
 various drugs 95%
[news] [concept]
"drug" "drug-addicted" "drugs"17 
 various illegal drugs
[news] [concept]
"drug addiction" "controlled substances"4mapinc.org
drugwarfacts.org
DEA's Drugs of Abuse booklet
drugwarfacts.org/drugtest.htm
 youth 75%
[news] [concept]
propaganda theme5 ssdp.org/
mapinc.org/youth.htm
 school
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"school"1ssdp.org/
 aggrandizing government

aggrandizement
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"Experts"1Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
lewrockwell.com/2014/07/thomas-d...
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)
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msm 50%
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mockingbird Mainstream Media
whowhatwhy.org/2014/04/09/media-...
archive.lewrockwell.com/orig14/a...
Michael Levine, Mainstream Media: The Drug War Shills
beforeitsnews.com/alternative/20...
Mainstream Media: The Most Significant Threat To Freedom
msm.rt.com/
sputniknews.com/europe/20160225/...
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mockingbird 50%
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assoc press Operation Mockingbird - Mighty Wurlitzer
carlbernstein.com/magazine cia a...
US Media Conceals News (2013)
Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana (2012)
reuters.com/article/2014/07/27/u...
https://web.archive.org/web/2013...
Propaganda 101: Operation Mockingbird Continues (2015)
 assoc press 50%
[news] [concept]
"AP"2carlbernstein.com/magazine cia a...
Associated Press (AP) - Mockingbird / Wurlitzer

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    assoc_press concept - AP - Associated Press - long linked with "Mighty Wurlitzer" intel ops like, "Operation Mockingbird"
    mockingbird concept - documented US intel controlled media: newspapers, tv, radio - various press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", etc.
    msm concept - mainstream media - corporate, government controlled press: newspaper, tv, radio, websites; press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", Tavistock Institute, etc.
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    school concept
    youth concept
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    chemicals concept - Psychoactive Chemicals are chemicals which have mind- or emotion-altering properties.
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    drugs concept
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    propaganda_theme5
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    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
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    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    propaganda_theme2
    addiction concept - addition or drug dependency
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    drugwar_propaganda
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition