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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Location: Colorado, United States

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.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Drug-scarred kids need long-term special care (Montana)

Tribune Staff Writer

Meth babies start their lives in a hole.

"These babies are crying all the time. They don't know how to feed. They may have difficulties bonding with their mothers," said Dr. Dan Nauts, director of the Benefis Addiction Treatment Center.

"And of course, you have mothers who don't know how to respond, either."

Every week in Great Falls, a baby is born who tests positive for methamphetamine.

Sometimes the babies are abandoned. Sometimes the state already is caring for the baby's siblings and knows the newborn won't be safe returning home with his mom.


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