Rachel Keener first began using opioids as a teenager. As an adult she was being treated with subutex when she became pregnant.
In March of 2019 StoryCorps visited Carbondale to record interviews with Southern Illinois. Rachel sat down with her doctor, Jeff Ripperda with Shawnee Health Service to talk about her fears and experience giving birth while undergoing medication assisted treatment for opioid use.
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