Please note: Over-the-air viewers in South Bend need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive ABC57, MyMichiana, Telemundo, MeTV, Decades, Movies!, Start TV and ThisTV and most other local channels in addition to WBND/WMYS. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:

Tip Line: 574-344-5557 |

Opioid crisis: Indiana's hidden victims

Opioid crisis: Indiana’s hidden victims

One of the most innocent group of victims affected by the opioid crisis is babies.

According to the Indiana Youth Institute, babies exposed to opioids can experience growth delays in the womb, premature birth, heart defects, and problems with brain and spinal development.

Sixty to 80 percent of babies exposed to opioids in the womb also experience Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, a group of symptoms caused by opioid withdrawal after the baby is born.

These early issues can have long-term effects. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome may impact kids' growth, behavior, cognitive development, language abilities, and academic achievement throughout their childhood years.

Children with a parent who is an addict are also more likely to experience abuse or neglect.

The Epidemic in the U.S. The Statistics St. Joseph County Addicted America St. Joseph County 2017 Stats

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?