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.

My Photo
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, June 26, 2006

Australia talks about Cutting Edge: The Meth Epidemic, a PBS video

Cutting Edge: The Meth Epidemic

Gripping documentary on the explosion of methamphetamine abuse in the US.

Speed, crack, crystal. No matter its name, methamphetamine exerts a destructive chemical power on the brains of users by creating a feeling of euphoria. Eventually, addicts can't feel pleasure from anything except more meth.

This is a gripping documentary, not just for the content but for how it came about as a collaboration between the investigative arm of an American newspaper and a television program.

Made by Frontline, part of the PBS network, and The Oregonian newspaper, which was nominated for a Pulitzer award for its original reporting, it tracks how methamphetamine abuse has exploded in America and the social consequences that have been wrought on communities. The key constituents of the drug, which has acquired currency over here on the dance party circuit, can be sourced from a handful of factories in the world.

But the documentary contends that early attempts to stem the flow of essential ingredients ephedrine and pseudoephedrine - contained in over-the-counter cough and cold remedies - failed, owing to legislative hold-ups and the power of the pharmaceutical lobby.

The "epidemic" began in Oregon and California but has moved inexorably to the mid-west and the east coast of the US. As the purity of the drug has waxed and waned on the street following law enforcement measures, the report suggests that so to has the rate of crimes, deaths and injuries.

The toll taken on users is simply illustrated in a sequence of mug shots taken over several years. There is also a toll to be paid by the wave of abused and neglected children, the "meth-orphans". Striking stuff.


Blogger Joan Brown said...

When our business started working with world finances we turned to this government crm software. It is easy and quick to use.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

Great info, thanks for posting. If you’re looking for health billing info then these might be the guys to help you out.

Friday, January 27, 2012 9:30:00 AM  
Blogger stacy said...

Great post and informative. Finding the right legal malpractice insurance is very important when you need to deal with a law situation.

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Great info, thanks for posting. If you’re looking for a really for info on heroin rehab center then these might be the guys to help you out.

Sunday, May 27, 2012 3:24:00 PM  
Blogger Dallas said...

When our practice got started we needed non 12 step rehab centers help. These were the guys we turned to and they did a great job.

Thursday, August 09, 2012 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

I was facing addiction and wanted to go to a Malibu rehab. These guys are the best and the really know how to help a person grow.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 12:10:00 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home