April 30, 2022 – When one Baton Rouge woman’s daughter became pregnant while addicted to opioids, she did everything she could to get her daughter the right resources. Unable to locate an in-patient facility with availability, her out-patient option failed after her daughter disappeared — until she showed up at the hospital in labor.

The baby tested positive for opioids at birth. At 60 years old, the woman, who declined be named for fear of stigmatizing her family, is now raising her granddaughter while her daughter still struggles with opioid use. “My daughter did want help at the end,” she said. “She called and called. And I called and called. And there’s just not that many treatment facilities that will take pregnant women.”


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