Obviously? Where is that in the record. My whole point on the earlier post was to point out that treatment options are few or just do not exist in reality for poor people. If you know otherwise in Knoxville or Madisonville, which facilities could she check herself into and which counselors take on the poor?Again - I've never been an addict to anything other than cigarettes, so I won't claim to know if the addiction is just as strong. I do know that she would not be the first addict to get help, because she loved her baby enough to try to get help. She just has to want to, and obviously this woman didn't want to.
Goodness, an ER doesn't treat addicts. What it does do is temporarily stabilize them. Maybe she would spend a day or two in the hospital to detox and get her vitals into the normal range, and then they discharge them. I know this because our guys often have to spend a night or so in ER when they're coming off alcohol, in particular, because detox from alcohol is potentially fatal. The question is what happens after that. If you don't realize this, you really should read up a bit on addiction.I could almost guarantee that, if she walked into an ER and said, "I'm pregnant and addicted to meth. Can you help me?" They would help her. If not, they'd set themselves up for liability, as well as bad publicity.
Like I said, I'm not opposed to the concept. Knox county has a Drug Court where non-violent addicts are given the option of treatment or processing through the normal system. THAT is a decent approach, assuming the court/state funds treatment, which they normally do, at least in my area.
What I have a problem with is hanging criminal charges over someone's head and then not providing for the help IF someone should need it, and a meth addict needs help.