The West Australian Government is seeking former ice addicts to be part of an advisory group to assist its effortsMeth-Addiction to introduce compulsory drug and alcohol treatment.
Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell said there would be a particular focus on ice addiction.
“We’re looking for people who have some expertise in the field, families and people who’ve had experience working with people who’re going through a drug addiction,” she said.
“We’re also very keen to get people involved who’ve actually been through a meth addiction so that this practical experience and knowledge can be added to the work that has already been done in developing the model of service and the legislation.”
Earlier this year, the Government announced it wanted to force methamphetamine addicts into rehabilitation in a bid to tackle the growing number of ice users in the state.
The proposal would allow users to be detained against their will, despite not having been convicted of a crime. Keep reading…
Methamphetamine, or meth, is an illegal and highly addictive drug. It is a dangerous and potent man-made chemical and, as with all drugs, a poison that first acts as a stimulant but then begins to systematically destroy the body.
Highly addictive, meth burns up the body’s resources, creating a devastating dependence that can only be relieved by taking more of the drug. The physical and psychological effect caused by meth is highly concentrated, with many users report getting addicted from the first time they use it. Consequently, it is one of the hardest drug addictions to treat and some can die in its grip.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated the worldwide production of amphetamine-type stimulants, which includes methamphetamine, at nearly 500 metric tons a year, with 24.7 million abusers.
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