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he was born depending on methadone the drug his mom was taking in an effort to get off heroin , you've had to overcome withdrawal symptoms , tremors over sensitivity and he still has difficulty feeding , but Braxton is lucky , his mother Clarissa Jones enrolled in a special program predicted my arms , the program may have saved his life , and hers , I was able to stay clean there my whole pregnancy and I'm still cleaning out link , in him I look forward to every day you know for Jones first pregnancy with her older son Jacoby are different story entirely thing I was in labor invent the bathroom shooting heroin , about to give birth to a child , a lot of people were like how could you dare do that how could you dare do that you're talking about , selfish and self centered , an epidemic of opioid and heroin addiction is sweeping across the U. S. and children are most vulnerable victims , federal law calls on states to require that hospitals notify child protection services when David are born dependent on drugs , Reuters investigation found a hundred and ten cases since twenty ten , the babies dying preventable deaths , after their mothers were discharged from hospital , even as they struggled with addiction ill equipped to care for themselves or their entrance , Jones says her first time Jacoby was born dependent on heroin Jones lost custody of Jacoby , and then discovered she was pregnant a second time , I think there's no way I can go through this again , John found her way into the Johns Hopkins University hospital program predicted mothers in Baltimore , in two thousand thirteen twenty seven thousand babies were born dependent on drugs , more than five times the number in two thousand three , programs such as the one at Johns Hopkins are few and they're scattered across the country , but they can make all the difference for a mother and a child