Fight­ing ad­dic­tion in Tararua

Bush Telegraph - - HEALTH & WELL BEING - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

The fight against metham­phetamine (P) is on­go­ing in the Tararua, with var­i­ous groups tack­ling the prob­lem in dif­fer­ent ways.

It is sig­nif­i­cant that no mat­ter what the back­ground, many come to­gether for the com­mon good to fight this de­struc­tive drug.

The Tararua Ad­dic­tion Ser­vices Net­work, headed by Fiona (Dot) Wat­son has been a reg­u­lar fix­ture out on the street on a Fri­day some­where in Tararua.

Fri­day Novem­ber 2 it was Woodville’s turn and the group re­ceived some good lo­cal in­ter­est, a num­ber of vis­i­tors tak­ing away in­for­ma­tive pam­phlets.

Some have done more than that in the Tararua, ac­tively seek­ing help from the sup­port net­work to fight P’s grip.

Fiona says it is a long and tough bat­tle but ex­cit­ing things could come na­tion­wide early next year.

Mem­bers of the Tararua Ad­dic­tion Sup­port Net­work can­vas for sup­port in Woodville Fri­day Novem­ber 2. From left: Re­becca Wat­son, Bren­don Warne, Fiona Wat­son (Chair­per­son) Gary Eder, Ngaire Bar­ber and Eve­lyn Royal.

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