Yeah it's such a mine field isn't it? Which is why I'm so torn on all of this. I don't put depression or genetic issues in the same basket as drug use though. Depression is not a choice and can be managed with meds that are safe for the baby. Genetic issues don't always mean the child will have the syndrome and there is IVF genetic testing now.
I know what you mean though.
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05-11-2015 19:49 #201
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05-11-2015 19:51 #202
There's really just no easy answer to any of it....
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05-11-2015 20:02 #204
When it comes to social welfare you have to spend money to save money. I can't count the times our agencies begged for govt funds to run early intervention programs. But we were always told it was "too expensive". Ironically the cost of early intervention programs (and not just with substance abuse) is much less than what the govt spends later on. The topic p*sses me off
05-11-2015 20:09 #205
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05-11-2015 20:29 #207
But I'm studying a Bachelor of Human Services with a view to going into social work, specialising in children & families. I want to work with families who are affected by drug and alcohol issues. So give me 10 years, I may have some answers then! (...but maybe I'll just have more questions..???)
05-11-2015 20:34 #208
05-11-2015 20:45 #209
That's so sad @Sonja
It's very true that we don't have enough support out there for alcoholics. I don't know whether this is because of our culture surrounding alcohol in Australia...? We view drinking alcohol as a recreation, so it's not viewed as a serious threat like Ice for example, even though it affects more people...
I wish I had the answers to this...
05-11-2015 20:47 #210
What about AA? My sister is sober (must be close to 15 years now) because of AA.
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