Preview: Drug abuse endangering unborn children

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) – An alarming rate of pregnant women in Etowah County, Ala., are endangering their unborn children by abusing drugs.

In 2012, fifty babies were born in Etowah County hospitals already addicted to prescription pain medication, methamphetamine or other harmful drugs.

The Etowah County Sheriff’s office is partnering with the District Attorney and the Etowah County Department of Human Resources to address this disturbing trend.

CBS 42’s Kaitlin McCulley has more on the effects drug abuse can have on unborn babies tonight on CBS 42 News at 6.

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