The high price parents pay to get their kids off ice

Across Australia, desperate parents are re-mortgaging homes, taking out loans, or pulling out their superannuation to rescue their children from ice addiction. Key points: Shortage of public rehab centres mean families are driven to private centres Private clinics often charge tens of thousands of dollars Experts fear private clinics have ‘no minimum standards’ For the Butters family of Bacchus Marsh, the choice was stark: come up with thousands of dollars to book their daughter into private rehab, or see her slide back into a cycle of addiction, which had seen her drifting from one dealer’s house to another. Tiarni Butters,…
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