What Happens When a Mother is Addicted to Meth?

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in the United States Amphetamine is making a comeback. After medical marijuana was legal in California Mexican drug cartels have turned to pure liquid methamphetamine. It is brought across borders and crystallized in a conversion lab. William Ruzzamenti, a 30-year Narcotics Administration veteran and executive director of the Central Valley California HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) ), said there are more methamphetamines on the road than ever before than ever before. It’s also cheaper—the average price of an ounce of methamphetamine dropped from nearly $968 in 2013 to $250 in 2016. “I think a lot of people associate methamphetamine with the 1990s and this comeback. Big unnoticed in the shadow of heroin. and the opium epidemic,” Mary Newman, a reporter for the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, told The Atlantic. Newman’s short documentary focuses on the often overlooked victims of the drug: children. any scientific research directly related to amphetamine addiction to child abuse or neglect Several experts on the topic report a connection that Newman describes as a “Shaking” Read more: “Motherhood and Meth” directed by Mary Newman is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online exhibition of short documentaries from independent creators curated by The Atlantic. Subscribe to The Atlantic on YouTube: .