We’ve been experiencing the effects of this for some time. Our daughter is trapped in it and so many of her friends are caught in it, some have even died. To us, the treatment programs that our insurance money goes to, (not the money itself), seem very inadequate compared to the problem, four days in a detox and then being put on a waiting list for longer term care just doesn’t work. This wouldn’t work for cigarettes let alone a drug that compels otherwise normal children to claw at their own faces when they can’t get it. Like taking on the devil, and the Mexican drug cartels at the same time with a peashooter.
My wife and her friends, who see and feel the devastation first hand, have the right idea. A lot of these girls, mainly girls in our world, need a home, decent food, therapy yes, but more than anything they need isolation from the drug itself until they can be pronounced cured. And that takes a lot of time and a lot of commitment, something the mothers can provide if the resources are there.