This is dedicated to Travis Holappa who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered on July 25, 2004 in Northern Minnesota. This was all due to meth. I am Travis' mother and I wish to make this devastation turn into a better thing by educating and exposing the truth about meth, the dangers, and the deadly consequences it brings about to individuals and communities.

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I want to do what I can to educate people about what is going on around the world with the meth problem. I want people to know about it BEFORE they even get the idea to want to try it. It is a dangerous drug and will ruin your life as well as all those who love you. I am on a mission on behalf of my only son, Travis.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

METH EPIDEMIC - Frontline show aired on Tuesday, 2-14

Okay, did you watch "Meth Epidemic" on PBS last night? What did you think? I realized that this has been going on far longer than I ever imagined! Also, I was quite shocked to learn just how the drug trade works and only 9 factories in the entire world producing amphetamine and then in turn selling to the drug cartels in Columbia.

I was glad to hear they have curtailed that but then to hear of all the bogus companies applying for licenses to sell cold medication and in turn they sell directly to the cooks whether they be in Columbia, Mexico or California. It is amazing. It is demonic.

Atlanta is a major place right now that is receiving this imported base drug and the Washington DC area will be hit hard with the devastation that the West and Midwest has seen. Laws will be passed then to curtail all of this. Producing a weaker, less pure meth will help decrease meth addiction.

It was also nice to see the non profit in California or Oregon having a positive effect on ex users who are mothers. The show gave us a peak into the positive side of recovery for the mother and her children. There is hope. Granted it is not an easy thing to do... to walk away from the most powerful thing a person has experienced in their entire life, but in the long run, with all the complications that can come from using this drug, it will be worth leaving it behind.

Frontline... Thank you. I was even more educated by your show.



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Thursday, February 16, 2006 7:35:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...


I saw the Frontline episode on Meth. It was excellent. Check out the PBS website where you can watch the entire episode online.

Thursday, February 16, 2006 7:39:00 AM  

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