Here we go, another Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome story with a headline reinforcing the stigma of addiction. The latest is WSAW-TV’s headline, “Almost 60 babies born addicted every year in area hospitals”.
In the wake of infant deaths linked to the Rock 'n Playtm inclined sleeper our Legislators and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are considering changes needed to improve product safety. Taking these actions is to be expected. It's also an opportunity for a new approach.