Runaways: "why are these girls here?"

Most runaways are girls. Why are these girls here? They may be here because they have been victimized or abused. Most girls who have been victimized fear the shame that will be brought upon them and their families, so they keep it a secret or runaway. Many sad stories have been told about girls running away because they were abused and raped. So what can we do to help them? How can we help them? How can we stop the abuse and rapes?

 

METH & MARIJUANA


M.&.M.

Marijuana & Meth

DENIAL

by Albert

Meth became a part of my life when I was 14 years old. I was instantly hooked. I would stay up for days on meth. I eventually tried to quit, but control was impossible. I was powerless over meth; I just didn’t realize it or wouldn’t admit it at the time. I couldn’t quit.

 

Marijuana & Meth


M.&.M.

Marijuana & Meth

DRAWN BY NEEDLE

by Tang

I had my first child when I was 16. By the time my girls were 9 and 10 years old, I had started using meth. First I was snorting, smoking and drawn, but by this time I was allowing someone else or myself to stick a needle in my arm.