This week we were grateful to have Senior Constable Aaron Caldwell from the Buderim Police Beat address our meeting. Aaron’s presentation about the growing ice epidemic was both informative and confronting. The list of chemicals found in these drugs, such as drain-cleaner, paint thinnner, acetate etc, is horrifying, but what is more horrifying is the fact that people are prepared to introduce these poisons into their bodies initially, and then unable to stop. Apart from the tragedy of the addicts, their families and their victims, the cost to our society is enormous. It is an insidious scourge with a massive impact, effecting people from all demographics and all ages.
Thanks to Aaron for taking the time to speak to us.