Not Our Way - Heroin
A number of communities in NSW have experienced an increase in the use of opiates among members (of these communities).
Opiates are a class of drugs that include the heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others.
Our message to these communities is that if drugs are taking over, help is available.
The NSW Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) runs a confidential telephone counselling service, that's available 24 hours a day/7 days per week. It's toll free 1800 250 015
People don't have to put up with drugs being sold or made in their community. Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online
Not Our Way - Ice
More recently, there has been an increase in people seeking treatment and the rate of hospitalisations for methylamphetamine related problems has also increased. Aboriginal women are 10 times more likely, and the men are 6 times more likely, to end up in hospital.
So what has changed? There has been a significant increase in users reporting they are now using more frequently and have switched to the more potent form, ice. As a result, the problems caused by ice in our community are growing.
To order hard copy resources, please visit the Your Room website
- Storybook: Are you standing on thin ice? (PDF)
- Storybook: Drugs don't have to be illegal to be lethal (PDF)
- Poster: Not Our Way - Glenn (PDF)
- Poster: Not Our Way - Wade (PDF)
- Poster: Not Our Way - Aunty Gwen (PDF)
- Poster: Not Our Way - Chloe (PDF)