David Martin Place Aftercare Support Worker, Todd Beddie, shares about his experience with young people post-detox.
Earlier this year I attended a conference on the ‘Ice Epidemic’. It was fascinating to hear from academics, researchers, social workers and health practitioners, all who offered different perspectives on this topic, which has been so visible in the press and in our community over the last 2 years.
I’m not going to mince words here — this is a desperate time. Our society is under attack by the scourge of ‘ice’. Every day young lives are being ruined by this evil drug.
This month, we have launched a special appeal to help make the solution to this epidemic, a reality. Please hear me out.
As you know, each year, Triple Care Farm (which we fund and is operated by Mission Australia) offers 100 young people, who arrive at rock bottom facing life on the streets, jail or an early grave; a last chance to turn their lives around.
I am always struck with how much more powerful and rich a story is when shown in a video than being told in prose, or even worse presented in statistics. (I fully recognise the irony of writing this rather than filming it…*). Anyway. This week I was again blown away by the power of film.