On today’s episode we have Kassie. Kassie recently became a first time mom and is a self-described “grateful recovering addict.” Though she’s been in recovery for over 5 ½ years her birth story shows how her addiction affected not only her experience but her daughter’s experience as well.
I have to be honest, the topic of addiction in pregnancy is not something that I’ve felt particularly passionate about. Within Black communities, historically the issue of drugs has been responded to with incarceration. It wasn’t until white suburban women were affected by narcotics use that addiction began to be seen for what it is: a disease. Many of the wrongs inflicted on communities of color have yet to be righted and that’s why this is a subject I have not been particularly moved to speak about.
However this is an important topic and one that isn’t discussed enough due to shame. I’m grateful Kassie came on to share her story in a way that’s very honest and authentic. I was so impressed with Kassie’s self insight. I know that you are going to learn something from this conversation just like I did.
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