Leech AA, Cooper WO, McNeer E, Scott TA, Patrick SW. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome In The United States, 2004-16. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2020 May;39(39). 764-767. PMID: 32364857 [PubMed]
After increasing for nearly two decades, rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome have recently leveled off, reaching a plateau as early as 2014. These findings may represent successful efforts to prevent and treat opioid use before and during pregnancy.