Family Ties Strong Despite Addiction

Methamphetamine is a powerful and addictive synthetic drug that has been a problem in the Midwest and on the West Coast dating to the 1950s and 60s. The drug was legal back then. But recently, "meth" has been making inroads to Massachusetts.

In short, the drug has a devastating effect on the lives of its addicts, and their loved ones. A common assumption about meth users is that few ever recover, though a recent UCLA study indicates otherwise.

Sisters Candy and Thea Singer know about the effects first hand. Thea, a Boston-based writer, watched Candy, who now lives in New Jersey, go through the ordeal. Candy started using meth when she was working as a juvenile defense attorney in Oregon.

This program aired on January 30, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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