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          PLAYING 28-Year-Old Whose Children Were Born Addicted To Methadone Claims Babies Were Born Healthy

          28-Year-Old Whose Children Were Born Addicted To Methadone Claims Babies Were Born Healthy

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          February 9, 2017

          Kaitlin, 28, has been using heroin for six years. During that time, she has given birth to two daughters who were both born addicted to methadone, which she says she was prescribed to help her get sober while she was pregnant. Kaitlin says she doesn’t believe her children were affected by her drug use.

          “They were born healthy but they had to go through withdrawal,” she says.

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          However, Kaitlin’s mother, Joelle, who has been raising Kaitlin’s 4-year-old and 2-year-old since CPS found them alone in a dirty hotel room filled with trash, cigarettes and drug paraphernalia everywhere, says the girls have suffered side effects from Kaitlin’s drug use.

          “The oldest daughter has a lot of temper tantrums. They can last anywhere between a half-hour to an hour-and-a-half, constant screaming and kicking,” says Joelle, who quit her job to take care of her granddaughters. “I’m very emotionally, physically and financially drained. Kaitlin is pregnant now and if the baby is born addicted to drugs, it will probably go into foster care because there’s no way I can take care of this third child.”

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          Dr. Phil tells Kaitlin, “Professionals think they’ve failed to hit developmental benchmarks, and that they have demonstrated deficiencies cognitively, and struggled health-wise because of the condition in which they were born.”

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          Is Kaitlin, who is currently six months pregnant with her third child, ready to get sober? On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, see what happens when he offers her a chance to enter treatment. Check here to see where you can watch.

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