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Australian Goverment -Run shock a campaign to raise awareness about the epidemic drug ICE

People are dying out there....... ICE... This drug is spreading over our nation and killing Australians.!! This highly addictive substance (meth amphetamine) is more soul destroying and fatal than any other illicit drug available on the market. ...From the moment you start using it, it consumes your soul, destroys your body, and erodes your moral standards resulting in destructive behaviour combined with the breakdown of family values and a negative impact on society.... Many users of this drug are unaware of the heavy consequences associated with the delusional affect of ICE. Too often the result of long term addiction to methamphetamine will result in permanant irreversable damage to the body mind and spirit. Many addicts are crippled by the effects of ICE, disabiling the ability to stop this destructive cycle ...and the effects are devastating..

I was one of the very lucky ones that escaped its horrifc end result. less than 1 percent (according to The Australian drug statistics ) are fortunate enough to break free from the stranglehold of ICE. Think about this ..
It could be You or God forbid your child and we never think it could happen to us,...but it does. Unfortunately this drug has infultrated its way into society targeting our young generation's social environment with utterly horrific results .

Not only is Ice being used as a party/sexual drug by our youth but is also being used by high esteemed members of our society for stress relief and performance enhancement which has the reverse effect of its intended use.

What we need is to saturate our society with warnings and awareness of the destructive effect of this drug on our nation.

I believe this can be achieved by

* Education, (classroom intervention and testimonials from x addicts/users) explaining the effect of ice and how/why they got involved and how they recovered.

* Billboards throught out Australia with shock tactics similar to drink driving campaign and the anti tobacco campaign.Showing the before and after affects of ICE.

* High impact television commercials depicting real life situations and the effects of ICE on users.

* Multimedia advertising

* Help lines available to assist and support addicts .

Drug Arm is one of many incredible organisations with rehabilitation facilities available to addicts who want release from this endless cycle, but 99 per cent of addicts relapse into this vicious sordid lifestyle and are unable to free themselves from this highly addictive drug.

Until now we have been dealing with the impact of this highly destructive and addictive drug in a reactive way , with little or no result . What i propose is an effective national awareness campaign to be run throughout Australia highlighting the destructive effect that ICE has within our community. To make people aware of the disasterous consequences resulting from the use of ICE.

The effects of ICE are immediate and highly addictive. The user is drawn in to a false sense of self and selfishness ...nothing else matters more than the next fix and they will do anything to get their next hit. Crimes corruption, prostitution and anti social behaviour become rampant as a result and law enforcement and hospital emergency rooms are stretched to capacity when dealing with the ICE user. They are often violent and destructive under the influence, resulting in abuse (both physical and verbal )of nursing staff and law enforcement officers .

ICE is not only a killer, but also an extreemly expensive habit to maintain and is currently costing our economy a tremendous amount of tax payer dollars to combat its effects ...This money would be better spent on education and awareness campaigns to enable intervention at its inception. ...As a nation we must be pro-active and diligent if we are to have any impact whatsoever on this highly destructive drug as it is killing our young people, ruining our lives, eroding corrupting and undermining the very fabric of our society.

Please Australia let's unite and urge our government to take action before its too late.

By signing this pettion you are helping make a stand against this highly destructive drug and its corrosive effect on our society.

Please invite others to get behind us by signing also.The difference starts with YOU.

Signed,

Andrea Simmons

This petition closed over 4 years ago

How this will help

Uniting as one voice we can can get the governments attention on this issue and persuade them to act promptly to a devistating epidemic

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