ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 779.5

NB drug withdrawal syndr

Diagnosis Code 779.5

ICD-9: 779.5
Short Description: NB drug withdrawal syndr
Long Description: Drug withdrawal syndrome in newborn
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 779.5

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (764-779)
      • 779 Other and ill-defined conditions originating in the perinatal period

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Pregnancy and Substance Abuse

When you are pregnant, you are not just "eating for two." You also breathe and drink for two, so it is important to carefully consider what you give to your baby. If you smoke, use alcohol or take illegal drugs, so does your unborn baby.

First, don't smoke. Smoking during pregnancy passes nicotine and cancer-causing drugs to your baby. Smoke also keeps your baby from getting nourishment and raises the risk of stillbirth or premature birth. Don't drink alcohol. There is no known safe amount of alcohol a woman can drink while pregnant. Alcohol can cause life-long physical and behavioral problems in children, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Don't use illegal drugs. Using illegal drugs may cause underweight babies, birth defects or withdrawal symptoms after birth.

If you are pregnant and you smoke, drink alcohol or do drugs, get help. Your health care provider can recommend programs to help you quit. You and your baby will be better off.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • Alcohol and pregnancy
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Smoking and Pregnancy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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