A Former Ice Addict Reveals: "My Parents Remortgaged Their House To Put Me Through Rehab"

Do you mind if I ask?

A Former Ice Addict Reveals: "My Parents Remortgaged Their House To Put Me Through Rehab"

Do You Mind If I Ask? has become one of our most talked about segments of the year on Amos, Cat & Angus. 

This week was no different, and as the phones lit up with your questions, our brave guest James sat in the studio to answer your questions about his past as an ice addict.

James was incredibly open, and revealed that he was introduced to ice by a doctor while he was studying medicine. James explained that he was addicted to ice for three years, and spent about $150,000 on the drug during that time. His parents remortgaged their house to put him through rehab. 

James said that he had a lot of sympathy for addicts who feel they are forced to commit criminal acts to feed their habits.

"Using the criminal system to treat a medical problem doesn't work," James said. "And I see what addicts do to get their drug they're not in their right mind. It doesn't work, these people are sick. They need help."

Have a listen to the full segment below:

If you or anyone you know needs help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 44 or online.

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