Up Against The Wall
This local woman faced serious problems after her son experienced life as a heavy crystal methamphetamine user. She says that you can’t keep bailing out your children because they will keep going and drain you dry emotionally and financially. Her story is in this paper. ©Provost News Photo.
Single Mom: ‘We Were Living in Fear in Our Own Home’
But Son Now Free From Using Crystal Meth
In an effort for the public to better understand certain illegal and mind-altering street drugs The Provost News plans to run a three part newspaper interview series. The testimonial stories will tell first-hand what impact the local use of drugs by them or a family member have caused—or may continue to cause.

The people interviewed do not wish to be identified by their real names so a pseudonym (substitute name) is being used.

“Pat” is a single mother who talked for 90 minutes in detail about the turmoil that was created when her son became a crystal methamphetamine user.

“Crank, jib, ice, crystal or meth” is an artificial stimulant, related to amphetamines and produces a high energy rush. The drug may appear as powder, in capsule form or in chunks resembling pieces of ice.

Pat says that she became so distraught at one point that she even considered suicide.

Provost News: How old was your boy when he first became addicted to crystal methamphetamine (CM)?
“Pat”: He was on drugs since age 14 when he went to live out of the area with his father. I was already divorced when he started smoking marijuana with his older brother. He later moved back to the Provost area and started using crystal meth. He was old enough at that time to move into his own place but did move in with me on occasion when his money ran out.

PN: Did he find drugs in Provost or surrounding communities or both?

Pat: It’s everywhere. He told me it was easier to get in Provost and area than in the cities. He bought crystal meth here and returned to a city to resell the product. He was a drug dealer to support his own habit.

PN: How did you find out that your son was in some sort of drug trouble?

Pat: I found out he was doing marijuana when he was 17; I could smell it on him and his friends and he confessed. I found drug paraphernalia hidden in my garage after he had moved out.

PN: What were some of the signs of drug use that you saw exhibited?

Rest of story and interview in April 12 edition of The Provost News.
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