Tensions Rise Over Proposed Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

WITH ice addiction declared a public health crisis, the Government’s proposed drug-testing trial of welfare recipients couldn’t come at a better time.

Methamphetamine-related deaths have doubled in Australia in just six years, according to new findings by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Back in May, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended the controversial trial by saying: “If you love somebody who is addicted to drugs, don’t you want to get them off drugs?”

Naturally, but the fact is that addicts won’t seek treatment or be motivated to change unless they see a reason to do so.

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THE DRUG ADVISORY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS- More drug rehabilitation that enables illicit drug users to move toward drug free lifestyles – Court ordered and supervised detoxification & rehabilitation -  Less illicit drug users, drug pushers and drug related crimes

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THE DRUG ADVISORY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS

More detoxification & rehabilitation that gets illicit drug users drug free.
Court ordered and supervised detoxification & rehabilitation.
Less illicit drug users, drug pushers and drug related crimes.

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