Amanda Ashley, 28, with her six-month old daughter Alicia Dawson. Alicia was born with buprenorphine in her system, which Ashley was using to beat her heroin habit, and the baby suffered withdrawal pain for five weeks before being weaned off the drug in her system. Both mother and daughter are doing well now.
The number of babies born in Maryland with opiates, alcohol, narcotics or other drugs in their systems has increased 56.6 percent in the last nine years to 1,419 cases in 2015, the latest numbers available. To read more go to baltimoresun.com (📷 by Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)