ABC will launch a new four-part documentary series Ice Wars on Tuesday Feb 7 at 8.30pm. Part four of the documentary will feature Teen Challenge as part of the solution in combating the prevalence and devastating effects Ice has on the community, families and individuals. The documentary shows unprecedented access to Police Anti-Ice operations in metropolitan and rural/remote communities and reveals the challenges Ice places on law enforcement, health workers, users and the c
Wanting to help a loved one is natural. Wanting to help a loved one on drugs, is harder. Wanting to help a loved one on “Ice”, can seem impossible. Navigating day to day life with someone on “Ice” (crystal methamphetamine) can be a nightmare. Not knowing how to help, what to say or when to say it. All the while your loved one is slipping away before your eyes. Our Family Support Officer, Helen Gardner, comes along side those who’s loved ones are dealing with addiction. She of
Last week Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a national task force to battle what he called “the worst drug problem ever to hit Australia”. He labelled the drug crystal methamphetamine (commonly known as ice) as pernicious and evil, and that the rapid hold it has taken on our community is beyond anything that we have seen before. He declared war. There might not be tanks rolling in or troops being deployed but now, at the highest level of government, this is a national war.
If you needed anymore proof that the war on drugs isn't just being fought by those addicted and their families or the police, this 60 Minutes report that aired Sunday April 12th takes a holistic view of the epidemic sweeping the nation. It is a war, whose victims could be anyone. Click here to watch. #addiction #news #ice
Raising teenagers is a tough gig. Raging hormones, the pressures of school life and a heightened interest in the opposite sex are all daily battles. Add to this the topic of drugs and it’s understandable why parents sometimes feel at a loss. Discussing drug use, and being open and honest about drugs with your children is an important way to help them make good decisions about using drugs. (For tips on how to approach this, see our previous article about talking to your kids a