The littlest victims of the opioid crisis

Just 160 miles apart, two care centers have set out to combat America's opioid crisis baby by baby.

Lily's Place and Brigid's Path lie in the Ohio River Valley -- at the epicenter of the opioid epidemic. These are the only two centers in America to focus exclusively on newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome while offering support for mothers battling addiction.

They're pioneering ways to keep families together as the opioid epidemic crushes communities, but the clinics' survival depends on whether their tiny patients can inspire enough love and funding to continue.

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Rare Heartland Editor Gayle S. Putrich and Video Producer Allie Caren traveled to Ohio and West Virginia to visit the only two neonatal abstinence syndrome clinics in the United States. They listened to those whose lives have been affected by the nationwide opioid epidemic and learned how families and communities are coming together to aid the most helpless victims of the crisis.