Did You Know?

More than 30% of pregnant women report non-medical use of substances that can result in negative birth outcomes, like Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

About NAS

NAS By The Numbers


Rate at which an infant is born suffering from drug withdrawl in the U.S. *

Prescription Bottle 20% Prescriptions Tobacco Cigarette 20% Tobacco Alcohol Bottle 19% Alcohol Drug Needle 10% IllegalSubstances

Average Percent of Women Who Use Substances That Can Result in Negative Birth Outcomes *

28 Percent Privately Insured Privately Insured
39 Percent Medicare Enrolled Medicaid Enrolled

Average Percent of Women Aged 18-44 Who Filled Opioid Prescriptions from 2008-2012 *

NAS: A Preventative Approach

PCLS CareFirst is a program developed in an effort to reduce the incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). It offers a preventative approach for improving patient and birth outcomes. PCLS CareFirst is a collection of resources and tools to aid clinicians and staff in the screening and treatment of substance use in pregnancy.

About PCLS CareFirst