WAFB - The consequence of heroin addiction is a brutal withdrawal that can require 24 hour monitoring. Patients shake uncontrollably, wail and scream.
"It's excruciating. They're uncomfortable, it seems to last forever,” said licensed clinical social worker Kitzia Baxter.
The side effects of a detoxing may sound familiar, but the patients Baxter sees are just days old, born into addiction as collateral damage of a growing heroin and opioid drug abuse epidemic.