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By Eric Newhouse

Winner of the 2002 self reliant Publishers publication Award.

Alcohol: Cradle to Grave contains the newspaper sequence that introduced Montana journalist Eric Newhouse to the eye of Pulitzer Prize jurors. a radical and revealing account of ways alcohol classes throughout the way of life and traditions of serious Falls, Montana, Alcohol: Cradle to Grave chronicles the typical impression of America's most well-liked drug of selection. Newhouse methodically tallies the societal charges of alcohol abuse in a single group. His calculations are fantastic, together with thousands of bucks each year for legislation enforcement, health and wellbeing care, foster care, family violence courses, welfare, precise schooling, and corrections.

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In all of their faces, she sees her own son. “I go to bed every night thinking about what I’ve done,” she said, “and I’ll go to my grave thinking about it. ” I came back from Fort Belknap emotionally drained. I don’t believe I’ve ever done a tougher interview. Maza Weya broke into tears often, and I felt like it. What can anyone do to protect the unborn child of a mother who is drinking? The answers range from education to counseling, treatment, and jail. On the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, tribal officials are working on plans for involuntary treatment.

She came back to the reservation to become a drug and alcohol coordinator in the school system and began to realize the damage she had done. “My son is an exceptional person, but I noticed that in school he was just a little shadow against the wall,” she said. ” Her son stands five feet tall and weighs about ninety-five pounds, she said. 44 Alcohol: Cradle to Grave “Finally, I had to tell him that I had been drinking most of the time I was carrying him and that it affected him,” said Maza Weya.

5 billion each year nationally. “Alcohol continues to be a bigger threat to larger numbers of children than any illicit drug known to man, including cocaine,” said Ann Streissguth of the University of Washington’s fetal alcohol unit. “In the ten years since the surgeon general recommended not drinking 41 42 Alcohol: Cradle to Grave during pregnancy, there have been at least 70,000 children born in the United States with full FAS,” she said. 4 million apiece. Since I planned to do one segment of this series on Native Americans, I had hoped to interview a white mother and child, but every person I could locate turned out to be Native American.

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