Posts tagged Teenage drug abuse
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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#notevenonce Project educates 3000+ Tassie Kids in 10 days to combat ICE & AOD use

...Of particular interest to me was how the students reported that your sessions had impacted on their likely behaviour in the future – not even once seems to have struck a chord! ......

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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?

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

“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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“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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