TONIGHT AT 11: Pregnant and Using

Updated: May. 22, 2017 at 3:02 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The heroin-opioid crisis in Kentucky and Southern Indiana has hit epidemic level, so much so that pregnant women are using.

Tonight on WAVE 3 News at 11 hear from a mother who used heroin and other prescription opioid drugs while pregnant.

The expectant mother you'll hear from is just one of hundreds of women who are using deadly drugs while a precious life grows inside them. Our exclusive WAVE 3 news investigation revealed an estimated 3% of babies born in the Bluegrass State in 2016 were born addicted.

So what would drive a mom to do this?

>> RELATED: A Mother's Last Hope: Program offers help to heroin epidemic's youngest victims

Hear the answer yourself and learn about what's being done to fix the problem right here in our community.

There is help out there. We'll tell you how to find it.

Tune in to our WAVE 3 News Exclusive investigation: Pregnant and Using, which it airs tonight on WAVE 3 News at 11.

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