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Meth & Children

Children of meth users often suffer from neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse. When parents crash after a meth high, they sleep for days at a time. Children are left to fend for themselves and take care of younger brothers and sisters.
 
These children typically have easy access to many dangerous items, including firearms and razor blades, because they live with a meth addict.
 
Children who live in homes where meth is made face even more dangers. In North Carolina, children have been found living in as many as one out of every four homes where meth is made.
 

Meth use during pregnancy also causes problems for children, including premature birth, abnormal reflexes and signs of addiction, including extreme irritability.