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June 12. 2014 1:41PM

1 in 10 babies born at Androscoggin Valley Hospital born need to be weaned off drugs with morphine

Huter provided some statistics on local births at AVH. There are 120 births a year, a number that has remained stable for several years. Of those 10 percent are born drug dependent. Those babies are weaned off using morphine. If they go into stable environments after that, they can develop normally, but if they do not get that nurturing they can develop toxic stress.

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