Local News in Brief : Drugs, Alcohol Campaign

Los Angeles County officials kicked off a bus poster and billboard campaign Wednesday designed to warn pregnant women to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

"It's a serious, serious problem," Supervisor Ed Edelman said at a news conference, citing statistics showing a 122% increase in the number of babies born to drug abusing mothers in the county since 1985.

Babies born to women who abused drugs or alcohol during pregnancy are believed to suffer various developmental problems.

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