Pubdate: Sun, 21 Dec 2008
Source: Billings Gazette, The (MT)
Copyright: 2008 The Billings Gazette
Author: Brenda Lane


I am the mother and ex-wife of meth addicts. My son spent three years 
in prison due to meth use. I was disappointed to read about a study 
conducted in Australia that cast doubts about the impact the Montana 
Meth Project has made on our community. People don't realize that for 
some it can take only one use to get lost in a horrible world of 
addiction where entire families, friends and communities are affected.

Having worked for an attorney for five years, I have studied and 
watched the progress of the Montana Meth Project since its beginning. 
The statistics are amazing and the facts, the stories and the lives 
are real. When children are removed from their homes due to meth use, 
most are not reunited with their parents again. This is shattering 
families and devastating communities, so we need to do all we can to 
address this issue. I hope the Montana Meth Project will keep up the 
good work and that we continue to benefit from their efforts.

Brenda Lane Butte
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