Monday, February 3, 2014

Woman jailed for bringing up chidren in a 'P' (Methamphetamine) lab!

I can understand a parent stealing to feed her family although I do not approve of that action. I can understand why a parent will break other aspects of the law in order to keep their children safe, although once again, I can not condone such actions. BUT---for the life of me, what parent would bring up two children in a 'P' lab? Methamphetamine is a scourge on society; yes there are others, but the damage done to those around the process of  'cooking' P is one for which we are finding more and more serious consequences, including cancer and ultimate death. The chemicals are so dangerous that they linger in the immediate environment for years, often making the home (which is usually rented for the specific purpose of conducting the illegal regime) uninhabitable. The sad case before the NZ courts resulted in the judge labelling the parent as being an 'abysmal failure.' Harsh words or right on the mark? The reality is that there are many children being raised in homes where the processing and selling of 'P' is being carried out, with no regard for those, especially children, living in the same space. For the case in question it was found that food was stored close to the chemicals used for 'cooking.' The children had traces of the chemical in their hair and were suffering from skin rashes. What damage long term is something that will only become apparent at a later date, well after the parent leaves prison. She has 'lost' her children, who have been robbed of a 'safe' childhood. New Zealand has a serious problem with 'P' and until we as a nation face the fact that lives, businesses and families are being destroyed, then the 'scourge' will  continue. We need to understand the issue at a 'base level,' and intervene when things go wrong in a family where one or both parents are involved with this insidious drug. Children need to know who to turn to and partners of the 'P-slave' need to reach out.
I have written  a book---ROSKILL that tells of a family who struggle to find answers when one of the parents enters the world of 'P.' Download it onto your Kindle by going to my website.
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