Substance Exposed Newborns: Collier County

Call 1-800-945-1355
to get help for you and your unborn child. 

In 2016, a group of community partners created the Drug Exposed Newborn Task Force to address the increasing rates of newborns identified with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The task force consists of medical professionals, treatment providers, prevention experts, and other local community organizations who have an interest in creating a healthy environment for our children.

Nationally, the number of babies born dependent on prescription drugs has nearly tripled in the past decade. Prescription drug abuse during pregnancy creates adverse health effects and costly hospitalization in newborns termed with NAS. The focus of this committee is to prevent and decrease the number of newborns exposed to drugs and increase awareness through education of the risks of substance use before, during and after pregnancy. This committee is dedicated to providing physicians, birthing facilities and the community with tools to use in their practices to share with patients and families.

Collier County Pregnancy Resources (pdf)

How to prevent NAS flyer-PDF print 

Born Drug Free image and printable flyer 

Born Drug Free Hotline 1-800-945-1355

Medication Disposal Sites

Health Care Provider Section

E-FORCSE Website

CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids 

CDC Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids 

Turn the Tide Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain 

SAMHSA Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Pocket Guide

CDC’s Treating for Two

Printable Material and Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Medication Storage Tip Sheet