Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition whereby infants who are exposed to particular substances in the womb experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms shortly after they are born. These symptoms can include decreased sleep, tremors, high-pitched crying, watery stools, increased breathing rate, and more. Both medical and non-medical treatments can be used to reduce the severity of these symptoms.