Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Ice Crisis out of Control in Bundy

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Ice Crisis out of Control in Bundy

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AFTER reading the NewsMail's special ice report on Thursday - featuring the story of a mother's anguish as her son fought an addiction to the drug - another mum has come forward with her story. She too has a son battling addiction to ice.

I HAVE read the article from the mother online today about her son and her family's battle with ice.

I myself am going through almost word-for-word what this lady has gone through.

I am so disappointed with the only way to get help to deal with this issue is to wait until someone gets hurt and then they get treatment, but after they have done the unimaginable.

You cannot get help for them against there will.

There are many services out there in Bundaberg willing to help but you cannot force someone to get help.

When is it time for parents to be able to step in and fight for the child?

After through stupid idiotic and most of the time teenage rebellion choices they have tried a very addictive drug that messes with their mind.

It is addictive and why it gets out of control.

They are no longer thinking rationally they are no longer normal.

So why are their thoughts and decisions more important than the innocent family who may get injured in an outburst from a drug fuelled attack?

Why do we have to wait for the worst possible outcome to happen before we can help?

It's the innocent family members who don't do drugs that have to sit and watch their child destroy themselves and hurt people along the way.

It's the family members that have to take out AVOs against their child who is messed up on drug's with the hope that may protect them slightly from harm.

I can only imagine the cost of this with the court system and the police.

Not to mention the time police officers are wasting to attend all the domestic disturbances they have to attend instead of their normal duties.

This money would be better spent on rehabilitation services and other services to assist families give the help needed to save their own life from harm and the life of their child. …

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