Every $1 spent of prevention saves society $10.
Taxpayers often end up paying for on-going care of these at-risk children.
With the number of newborns treated for drug withdrawal increasing each year, there is no time to waste. It has been estimated that the annual cost of their care is $1.5 Billion in healthcare charges, more than 80% paid by Medicaid.
We in the Indianapolis community must unite to reverse the devastation that drug addictions have created in our own backyards.