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Drug abuse — the all-consuming addictions destroying families and communities

Drug abuse — the all-consuming addictions destroying families and communities
Former drug users discuss the cost of addiction, not only to themselves but also to the people around them. (Photo: Supplied by GroundUp)

We know the stories of drug addiction, we know the stories of recovery, and we even know the stories of consequences. When all you can think of is your next fix, none of that matters — your family, your life,  it doesn’t compare to that high. Until you come down from it and have to face the realities. Is it all worth it when you’re left in debt and sleeping in a dog kennel? 

This film was produced by Street Talk.

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  • John Cartwright says:

    Brave work. Does Street Talk have a clear position on the need to radically get away from the ‘war on drugs’ and promote decriminalisation and regulation instead?

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