There’s an article on the Daily Examiner featuring a mother’s struggle to come to terms with her son’s ice addiction, as she asks how her child could have become addicted to the drug that is getting a lot of attention in Australian media lately.
Ice addiction despite decent upbringing, close-knit family
The mother, who goes by the name Julie, relates how her son Courtney was raised on the country lifestyle. He never wanted for anything, and he was part of an extended family that’s very close-knit. He had a good work ethic, and found work in the mines. Courtney’s future looked promising, until she got a distressed phone call from her daughter-in-law that her son is hooked on ice.
She relates her experiences dealing with Courtney’s ice addiction have been very traumatic, from the relapses suffered by her son to the very expensive rehab costs.
The article doesn’t say that her son’s ice addiction stemmed from working in the mines, but it’s highly likely that he started using the drug to physically keep up with the demands of a mining job. Then again, while substance abuse at work in the mining industry is common, anyone can still suffer from ice addiction, mining worker or not. It’s not unheard of for even children to become hooked on the drug.
The point is, anyone can become a victim of ice addiction, regardless of your job, upbringing or status in life. Such is the nature of ice or any other illicit drug for that matter, and it has already ruined countless lives.
If you suspect that a loved one is hooked on ice, it would be best if you can intervene and convince that person to turn his or her life around, starting with a trip to any of the drug testing clinics in your area.
Read the story in full here.