Mum Loves Drugs, Not Me (Drug Addiction)
Dispatches: Mum Loves Drugs, Not Me, reveals the destruction and despair drugs wreak upon families and how it is the children and the grandparents who suffer the consequences.
It is estimated that around 350,000 children in the UK have parents with a serious drug problem – with 10 babies being born to heroin-addicted mothers every day. Yet in contrast to the billions of pounds spent on helping the users themselves, there is a serious lack of specialist help for their children – many of whom are at serious risk.
In this Dispatches film, award-winning filmmakers Brian Woods and Kate Blewett (China’s Stolen Children, The Dying Rooms) reveal the devastating impact that illegal drugs have on these neglected children, whose childhoods are blighted by chaos and danger – and the effect on their grandparents who are left to pick up the pieces and become their full-time carers.