Katie Kuntz, an IowaWatch reporter, traveled to Council Bluffs to speak with mothers who used methamphetamine. Children of drug-abusing mothers are more likely to pick up drugs themselves, continuing the cycle of substance abuse. With the recent defunding of drug prevention programs in Iowa schools, there is one less tool in the effort to cut of the generational cycle of drug abuse.
Check out another IowaWatch story about mothers who use illicit drugs during pregnancy and the effects that could have on their children.
Interested in learning more or helping spread awareness? Consider supporting our Kickstarter project to produce a half-hour documentary looking at meth abuse by Iowa mothers. We are hoping to raise $2,200 by Nov. 27.