Dealers targeting our kids

Dealers targeting our kids

John* was twelve years old when he first came onto our radar and of other services trying to help him and his family.  John had been arrested for stealing, possession of an illicit substance and drug paraphernalia, he was also addicted to ICE.........

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Equip Kids to "Not Even Once" use ICE

Equip Kids to "Not Even Once" use ICE

The parents of current or former ice users all shared one common recommendation from their experiences – educate young people early about the effects of drug use to prevent them from making the choice to use drugs. This should occur in school and in the wider community. 

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Is the ICE epidemic really as bad as they say?

Is the ICE epidemic really as bad as they say?

I have been struck by two things I have heard repeatedly in separate instances recently, that people are being told by agencies somewhere out there and I'm struggling to understand the rationale.

1. The ICE problem is nowhere near as bad as the media make it out to be...                                                    2. ICE is not as addictive as people think.....

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Why Self-care is vital for parents of addicts

Why Self-care is vital for parents of addicts

“Three Cs.” We didn’t cause our child’s addiction; we can’t cure it; and we certainly can’t control it. Only the person afflicted with the disease can do that. - So why are parents of addicts totally exhausted and what "must" they do about it?

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Mother's and Father's Tears for their child's addiction - Is the next step drug rehab?

Mother's and Father's Tears for their child's addiction - Is the next step drug rehab?

Sitting across the table from parents and watching as they crumble and fall apart, describing the devastation their son or daughters drug abuse is wreaking on themselves and their families. is tough. The heart wrenching tears....

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“My life has been transformed!" says 16 year old Bethany

“My life has been transformed!" says 16 year old Bethany

My name is Bethany and for most of my life I’ve struggled to fit in. At age 6, doctors told me I had ADHD and at age 15 I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. For years I had been dealing with drug use, depression, an eating disorder, self-harm, sexual abuse and suicidal behaviours......

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Out of the will to Live

Quotes from Teen Challenge Students:

I was blinded by my selfishness and focused on my negative circumstances
I was a broken man living in a horrible existence in a dark world I had created for myself At the age of 10 I had started smoking cigarettes and pot
I entered a destructive relationship and a lifestyle of drugs and violence
I attended the Teen Challenge Day Program while on the waiting list which provided a time of great comfort in an otherwise hopeless existence
I was nervous when I arrived at Grace Academy but I had a strange peace within me
I felt like a huge stone had been lifted off my life
Grace Academy provided me with a
safe haven so I could work through my pain and confusion, learn to ask for forgiveness and to forgive myself and begin to walk in hope with God my SHepherd
Once I was blind but now I see clearly