CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A group of medical and community leaders met to discuss different ways to educate expecting mothers of the potential dangers their unborn children face.
The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Community Task Force met at Cape Coral Hospital Friday.
According to a 2011 study, 15 of every 1,000 babies are born addicted.
"From 2005 to 2010 we've seen we've seen about a 500-700 percent increase in the incidents," said William Liu, M.D. from Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL.
The group talked for 1 1/2 hours and plan to issue new brochures detailing the syndrome at hospitals and doctors offices throughout Lee county.
It's the 3rd time the group has met to discuss ways to engage the community in solving the addicted baby problem.
They are planning a follow-up meeting later this year.