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/ Modified jan 14, 2020 1:57 p.m.

Grief and questions remain for family of woman who battled addiction

Arizona 360 follows up with Jerry and Louise Beitel.

In revisiting the opioid epidemic, we were reminded of the enduring pain caused by addiction from Jerry and Louise Beitel. We first sat down with in December 2018, mere months after their daughter Kelsey died at 27. While the coroner’s report found she drowned, her parents described a years’ long addiction to meth and opioids that set their only daughter on a fatal path. More than a year since first meeting them, the Beitels sat down with Lorraine Rivera to discuss what they have realized since and the challenges families face when trying to help a loved one with an addiction.

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Arizona 360 airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on PBS 6 and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on PBS 6 PLUS. See more from Arizona 360.
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