The use of Illicit drugs is fast becoming a huge community concern. This affecting our young ones, families, communities and the economy.
WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? WHY DO WE NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT PEOPLEUSING ILLICICT DRUGS?
Drugs can affect people in many different ways. As well as drugs are used by people for many different reasons? Some use it for relaxation. Some may use it as a social relaxation – Yet most young people are turning to drugs and alcohol numb their emotional pain – their feelings of ‘hopelessness’ feelings of ‘nothingness’ and for some it is a way out of having to face life’s stressors.
Many people are struggling with feelings of sadness, lack of self esteem, lack of confidence or feelings of hopelessness. People are looking for solutions and guidance.
I totally believe that people are not using drugs because their life’s are so good and they have nothing better to do.
These people are crying out for help. These people are struggling with emotional traumas and feelings of sadness. Drug use is destroying careers, families and lives.
It is affecting our future generations and the future of this country. It is totally destroying young people’s lives.
When people use drugs they become violent, aggressive and behave in a manner that is dangerous to our communities. It affects their cognitive behaviour. Drugs can eventually cause brain damage that will effect your ability to think, and to function normally or to hold any job. This is what is destroying lives of our young ones.
I have recently helped a young mother to quit illicit drugs including ice, marijuana and cigarettes. She never thought there was a way out from drugs. No one believed that she could quit either.
Just from one session she was able to quit ice and cigarettes. She had a follow up session one week later to quit marijuana.
She asked me to help young people, like her, to quit drugs, as the damage it does to your brain can be detrimental to future of these young people. She knows of young people who have irreversible brain damage.
It is fantastic to see her recovering and getting her life back together.
Ms Peris said the drug epidemic was not exceptional to the Campaspe Shire, but to many other rural and regional communities throughout the country.
I feel the need to urge the communities to get together to STOP use of illicit drugs. It is messing up young lives and wrecking communities. We all know it is happening around us – in big cities as well as rural communities.
There are too many young people who are now the victims of drugs. The consequences for them and their families can be quite heartbreaking. Sometimes they may lose the custody of their children or lose their jobs. The financial loss can also be huge, yet physical and mental effects may never be reversed. Not to mention the loss of lives.
Our Quit programs helps people to quit cigarettes and illicit drugs. Call for details – if you know of anyone who uses drugs – please help them by referring to our Quit program.