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Thursday at noon on "The Source" — Pregnant women and mothers recovering from opioid addiction now have a home in San Antonio where they can live with their children during rehabilitation.

Shelley Kofler / University Hospital

Bexar County is seeing more babies born with withdrawal symptoms related to their mothers' opioid addictions. One way hospitals help these babies overcome these often painful symptoms during their first weeks is to recruit volunteers to just cuddle them, touch them and love them. But because of the recent opioid epidemic, there are too many babies and not enough baby cuddlers.