Opinion: Drug battles no walk in the park

The scourge of our city
The scourge of our city

I TOOK the dog for a walk to my local park.

Sadly I came across three drug smoking implements.

As we all know, there is an ice epidemic in Perth.

It’s all very well to say who gives a s***, but when it affects you and your family, believe me you will care.

It takes away the person you once were. You find it hard to smile and socialising gets tough.

You watch as the person you love becomes a stranger.

They no longer have a conscience or feelings.

The drug completely owns them.

As time goes by you lose faith and hope. No matter what you do to help them with their addiction, it only seems to work short-term.

After a while you get paranoid about the phone ringing, as it might be something you will never be prepared to hear.

I often wish there was a place in the middle of Australia, where addicts could be safe and away from the mongrels who wreck their life and the lives of others.

Also, not having doctors available for prescription medication that these addicted souls don’t need would be a blessing.

If there was no way of leaving for a year, they would stand a better chance of recovering.

A working station would be perfect. Hope would enter their lives again, and that of the people who love them.

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