Event Title

The Social Determinants of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Presenter Information

Olivia Avidan, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a Maine epidemic deeply rooted in social, political and economic contexts. NAS is a conglomeration of symptoms, short-term and long-term, that affect a child that had been exposed to opiates in utero. NAS The factors that impact NAS are interconnected; these include social, political and economic factors. Each one must be investigated in an attempt to correctly characterize this epidemic. My investigation concludes with an overview of Maines current policies and programs aimed at reducing substance abuse and assisting families. With this information, I make suggestions as to how Maine can halt this trend.

Faculty Sponsor

Jim Fleming

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Science, Technology and Society Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1370

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

The Social Determinants of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a Maine epidemic deeply rooted in social, political and economic contexts. NAS is a conglomeration of symptoms, short-term and long-term, that affect a child that had been exposed to opiates in utero. NAS The factors that impact NAS are interconnected; these include social, political and economic factors. Each one must be investigated in an attempt to correctly characterize this epidemic. My investigation concludes with an overview of Maines current policies and programs aimed at reducing substance abuse and assisting families. With this information, I make suggestions as to how Maine can halt this trend.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/187