Why Does Terminology Matter?

March 10, 2021

Accurate use of terminology is an often overlooked aspect of the treatment and awareness surrounding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The distinction between the labels “addicted” and “substance exposed” is essential to the trauma-informed environment that Hushabye Nursery is committed to providing for our families.

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