In an effort to protect children in the midst of addiction epidemics, some states are jailing women for using drugs during pregnancy. But is incarceration the best approach? In a four-bedroom, white house by the airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2-year-old Jacob squirmed around in Mickey Mouse pajamas, his explosion of poofy black hair pulled into a topknot. He smiled shyly, pushed a red toy car back and forth, and shoved his fingers into his mouth.
Addiction touches nearly every family, ravaging physical and mental health, relationships, and personal finances. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons. No one is immune to the frightening long-term impact of hard drug abuse. The above imagery paints a harrowing picture of how devastating the use of various methamphetamines can be. Think we're being overly dramatic? Think again. Meth has been called the world's most dangerous drug and many U.
In Campbell County, Tennessee, opioid prescriptions are five times the national average and methamphetamine is a growing problem. Photographer David Goldman talks to jailed women who hope to beat the cycle of addiction. Tue 29 May
A woman has revealed her dramatic transformation after she overcame her heroin and crack addiction. Christie, 32, suffered a year addiction that saw her stealing from relatives, living in squalor and losing dangerous amounts of weight. Her flat was covered in heroin needles, she had no electricity and other heroin addicts had used her home and trashed it. She appeared on TV yesterday where she received high praise for overcoming her demons thanks to a three-month spell in rehab.