Born junkies: 13 Sunderland babies weaned off heroin

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HEROIN babies born to drug addicts are spending the first few weeks of their lives going cold turkey.

Figures obtained by the Echo reveal 13 newborns at Sunderland Royal Hospital have had to be weaned off the killer drug in the past two years due to their mothers’ addictions.

But medical bosses say they have plans in place to ensure the children affected are given the best treatment – and protection – to enable them to get free of the drug.


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