Harmed before birth, America’s ‘lost children’ overshadowed by opioid crisis

BISMARCK, North Dakota — The Trump administration’s war on addiction has left behind an oft forgotten piece of the problem: alcoholism and the lifelong damage it can do to children.

It’s not just the Trump White House that has not focused on alcoholism, and tens of millions of children born with fetal alcohol syndrome. The Obama administration wiped out the main fetal alcohol program at the federal mental health agency back in 2015, despite a steady rise in alcohol addiction.

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