The Benedum Foundation Awards West Virginia Perinatal Partnership Grant

From the Charleston Daily Mail:

“The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is helping, once again, to improve the lives of babies in West Virginia.

The Benedum Foundation has awarded the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership a grant to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of babies born to mothers addicted to drugs during pregnancy.

The grant will help care for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, which often occurs when a pregnant woman takes opiate or narcotic drugs such as heroin, codeine, oxycodone, methadone or buprenorphine.” Read the full story »

Also, for more information about our efforts to reduce substance abuse during pregnancy, visit our Substance Use During Pregnancy page.