Oct. 4, 2016: A mother who fought addiction and criminal charges for giving birth to a drug addicted baby is sharing her story of redemption to encourage others who are in a similar situation.
A Tennessee mother who has struggled with addiction wants to make it easier to find help.
Only 11 percent of people who need treatment for drug addiction in Tennessee actually receive it, according to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
And there’s a growing epidemic of babies born drug dependent in East Tennessee.
Brittany Hudson’s teens and early 20’s were consumed with alcohol and oxycodone.
In 2014, Hudson was pregnant and addicted. She became one of the first women in Tennessee charged under a new state law with assaulting her unborn child. Continue reading