Born Addicted: Louisiana's Rate of Newborns Dependent on Opioids Rising, Pregnant Women Lack Treatment Options

The Advocate - Six hours after Kemper Roach was born, it grew clear something was wrong. Jitters took over his 6-pound body. Wails rose from his throat. Nothing could comfort him. “It got horrific,” his father remembered. It was the addiction taking hold. Less than a day old, Kemper was suffering from opioid withdrawal.