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Codeine Ban to Reveal Hidden Addicts

Australia to ban over-the-counter codeine The Australian government have banned over the counter codeine prescriptions as of February 1st 2018. This measure is sure to reveal a whole new class of addict. It is very likely that some people will not even realise they are addicted. Only when they have no supply and feel [...]

February 5th, 2018|Drug Addiction, News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Get sick and get punished? The New Aussie Way.

Recent government announcements have stated that Centrelink recipients that fail drug and alcohol tests will lose some or all of their entitlements. Substance Dependence Disorder is a globally recognised psychiatric illness as outlined in the global bible of psychiatry, The Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-V). Therefore we are punishing people [...]

Cocaine in the Brain

New research into the effects of cocaine on the brain by scientists at Cambridge University has discovered that the use of this drug results in the accumulation of iron in the brain. This may sound like a reasonably useless fact and one that pales into insignificance against the other long term effects of this [...]

April 28th, 2017|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Health, Life|0 Comments

New Release: ‘When Hell Freezes Over’ by Jackson Oppy

The spread of crystal methamphetamine use sees more and more families face a horrifying reality - their child or spouse or parent is an addict. Their world is a hell where Ice rules and it is far from OK. Ice took families, society and the drug-addiction treatment sector by surprise. Young users often bypassed [...]

Drug Addiction Turned Me Gay

The lies, I can’t stand the lies’. Families and loved ones always ask me, ‘Why do they lie so much?’ I told lies and committed criminal and other offences in my active addiction that I would never dream of repeating clean. I was prepared to go to diabolical extremes to get what I needed. [...]

March 10th, 2017|Drug Addiction, Family and Relationships, Health, Life|0 Comments

Family Dynamics of Addiction – Jackson Oppy

The dynamic around a loved one with addiction is sadly consistent from family to family, across cultural and socioeconomic groups. I have not seen a family with a loved one suffering from addiction that did not fall into the dynamic described below. Understanding how these key interactions work – or don’t - and seeing [...]

The Cycle of Addiction – Jackson Oppy

Do people grow out of cancer or diabetes? Of course not, cancer sufferers and diabetics need specific treatment for these diseases. So do addicts. Without treatment, addiction will get worse over time, never better. A characteristic of the disease of addiction is that it is progressive, starting out in a seemingly harmless way that [...]