Lies and Lullabies is an award-winning Rod Hardy-directed 1993 ABC television movie about a pregnant cocaine addict, played by Susan Dey. The film was released on DVD as Sad Inheritance in 2005 and is also sometimes known as Love, Lies and Lullabies.
^ "'Lies & Lullabies': Stinging Statement on Pregnant Addicts". LA Times. May 13, 1993.
Christina (Susan Dey) is the adult daughter of an alcoholic (Piper Laurie) and a habitual cocaine-user, who continues to abuse the drug after she becomes pregnant by her boyfriend (D.W. Moffett). In spite of disapproval from a well-meaning co-worker (Allyce Beasley), when the baby is born addicted, she is kept away from Christina based on the recommendation of a social worker (Lorraine Toussaint), who deems her an unfit mother. Distraught over being denied custody of her daughter, Christina begins the hard, uphill battle to find sobriety and regain her maternal rights.