There’s a documentary airing on CBC Newsworld tomorrow night regarding the use of Crystal Meth in a small Canadian town.
It’s the town I went to high school in – Hope BC. I know all three families that are portrayed in the show.
I’m not sure how accurate a portrayal of small town life it will be, but I can vouch for the fact that there really isn’t much of anything to do there for youth other than drinking, drugs and sex. And the town (at least when I left it) is run by small-minded small town people who aren’t interested in (and often actively dissuade) creating opportunities for anything other than that.
I’ll report back after the show and let everyone know if things are really as bad as the show promises to portray – but I already strongly suspect they are.