“He needs to make better choices.”
Near the end of HBO’s despairing, clear-eyed documentary Meth Storm, this message is passed along to a repeat offender who tripped up again. The message comes from a young child and is intended for her father, a meth addict who can’t get out of his own way. It’s delivered by the young girl’s meth-addicted grandmother. In this moment the full weight of Meth Storm lands and it’s tough to watch.