Nationally, the incidence rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has increased 5-fold from 2004 to 2014. Yet during that same period, Michigan experienced an 8-fold increase. Michigan rural communities face a higher incidence rate of NAS, far outpacing their urban counterparts. Although we have higher incidence rates for NAS in our rural communities, pregnant women with substance use disorders face major barriers to screening and treatment. Through the Center for Rural Behavioral Health & Addiction Studies, MI Babies Project and our rural partners with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) we are bringing innovative provider education and alternative prevention and treatment opportunities to our partners in rural Michigan.
Center for Rural Behavioral Health & Addiction Studies
GA225 Gilbertson Hall
(989) 964- 2883