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 causedor 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)?