Helping To Educate The Community On Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- Each year, an estimated fifteen percent of infants are affected by Prenatal alcohol or illicit drug exposure. In order to reduce that percentage, a seminar is being held Thursday to inform the community.

 

WIN West Virginia and United Way of Southern West Virginia partnered to show the community how babies are impacted by the opioid and alcohol epidemic in our own state.

 

The seminar will have three life-like plastic babies that will demonstrate what happens when babies are exposed to drugs and alcohol.

 

The seminar will take place Thursday, June 7th at 8:00 a.m. and will be located on the third floor of Raleigh General Hospital, Women’s and Children Services Classroom.

 

The seminar is free and open to the public.

 

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