Death of Newborn Illustrates That Addiction Kills More than Just Addicts, Explains Narconon Director
Released on: December 29, 2010, 8:42 am
Author: Leland Michaels
Little Maggie May never saw her first Thanksgiving or her
first Christmas. She died after being added to a washing machine with a
load of clothes - by Lindsey Fiddler, her drug-addled mother.
On November 4, 2010, Maggie’s great-aunt noticed that Lindsey passed out on the
couch without having the baby anywhere around her. She went looking for the
ten-day-old baby. Understandably, the washing machine was not the first place she
looked. By the time she located the baby in the washer, the infant was dead. The
mother is now in jail, awaiting trial.
According to the great-aunt, Lindsey had been up for days, probably using meth. When
police questioned the mother, she said she didn’t know how the baby got into the
washer and that she didn’t use meth any more. But a toxicology scan showed that she
tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine, benzodiazepine and opiates.
Those who don’t abuse drugs and have never been addicted may not be able to grasp
how this could happen. Narconon is an international organization dedicated to
eliminating addiction through effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation and drug
prevention services. But someone who is on four different drugs like these is going
to be hugely out of touch with reality. Who knows what her perceptions were like?
All we know is that they were terrible enough to result in the death of a beautiful
Unfortunately, Maggie’s story is far from the only one of its kind. Hundreds of
thousands of children suffer neglect, injury or death at the hands of substance
abusing parents. One survey stated that substance abuse was involved in 75 percent
of all foster home placements.
The answer is drug rehabilitation that works, that enables a parent to live a
drug-free, productive life. Of parents who come to Narconon drug rehab centers around the
world to recover from addiction, seven out of ten stay clean and sober after they
get home. This means hundreds of children who have the opportunity to live safely in
their own homes again.
For information on how you can help someone overcome addiction, visit
About Narconon: Narconon is an entirely drug-free addiction recovery and education program dedicated to saving lives since 1966. The Narconon program believes it is necessary to prepare its students for their re-entry back into the
real world once recovery is established. These teachings prepare the students to
handle stressors properly, in healthy ways rather than resorting to drugs or
Contact Details: Narconon International
4652 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90027
Business Telephone #: 1 800-775-8750
Business Email Address: email@example.com
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