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.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Project WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers) (Florida)

'It just grabs you and won't let you go'

Staff Writer
While the drugs cooked on a hot plate in a closed garage, the young meth addict's 2-year-old son slept in his bedroom. His mother knew a mistake with the highly toxic chemicals could "blow up" the Deltona house.

"One little spark, and it will light you up," she said.

But the craving for methamphetamine consumed her.

It was an intense high beyond anything she had ever felt from ecstasy, acid or other drugs. She couldn't stop, no matter what the damage to herself or her son.

"I didn't care about anything else. My drive was to live just to get high," she said.

The 25-year-old brunette, who is not being named as she tries to re-establish her life, sat on a couch recently, less than two weeks shy of being released from Project WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers), a women's substance-abuse treatment center in Daytona Beach.

She spoke of how the drug -- also known as crank, speed, ice or crystal meth -- took control of her life, including temporarily losing custody of her now 4-year-old son.


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