You read that right, snuggle with cute little babies while simultaneously doing your part to help combat the opioid addiction epidemic in this country - where do we sign up? With an influx of babies being born addicted to opioids and other drugs, NICU units across the country are opening their doors to snuggle volunteers to help the babies through their withdrawal process.
Volunteers Needed. The story isn't as sweet as one might hope. Yes, you get to snuggle babies and be a part of their healing, but you also have to witness first-hand the effects of a mother's drug abuse on newborns. Sadly, it is a rising epidemic nationwide.
The Opioid Crisis. There are unprecedented cases of heroin overdose every day in every single corner of the country. News reports have shown parents who overdosed in the front seats of their running car while their children remained in car seats in the back seat.
Out of Control. Addiction levels are so strong it is nearly impossible to break free of the hold once heroin has its grips on you. Pregnant or not.