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A 17-year-old male asked:

Im 17 years old and i recently found out that i am a heroin baby. i was wondering what long term symptoms there are?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Do some research: Sadly, there are long term risks for heroin babies but it seems that the problems are worst at the very beginning of life. If you have had a reasonably healthy infancy and childhood you probably escaped the threat. That's great! but you can find and read information or talk with a knowledgeable doctor. Here's a start: http://www.Marchofdimes.Com/pregnancy/illicit-drug-use-during-pregnancy.Aspx.
Last updated Mar 3, 2016


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