Methamphetamine destroys families, and the soul of a culture that struggles
to take care of its children. In Apache County, Arizona, where Concho is a tiny
enclave of extraordinary beauty and American history of Mexicans and American
Indians, the town in, "Meth Moon: To Hell and Back," is compromised with
drugs. Meth labs grow in places where the drug can be produced easily. These
situations are supported by the beauty of this world turned inside out.
Ironically, a dark, moonless night can provide the secret environment the meth
user, manufacturer, and distributor needs. "Meth Moon: To Hell and Back,"
tells the story of how two childhood friends become men and are on different
sides of the law.
While the friends, Johnny and Frankman define their lives by either living
with or without drugs, a coyote, Dirt-Between-the-Paws, enters their lives. The
language of nature and what is just versus what the evil drug
world can do to good people, is spoken from the world of the coyote. The mother
of all coyote’s, Dirt-Between-the-Paws, speaks. She quietly leads and she
forgives. Similar to the children who are born of meth addicted mothers,
Dirt-Between-the-Paws is an innocent bystander who gives us life lessons.
"Meth Moon: To Hell and Back," takes us on a journey of beauty and
treachery. It reminds us to protect children who are at minimal entitled to come
into the world healthy. When a mother uses drugs and compromises the growing
baby inside her, she should be held accountable. As of this writing, Tennessee
is the only state in America that will prosecute the mother when the child is
born mentally or physically challenged because she used drugs. In April, 2014,
according to, Counsel and Heal News,