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“One thing is to catch a fish, another is to clean it” — what happens after you realise your addiction and learn there’s more to it than just the realisation?

For his weekly Wednesday spot, Shalom House founder Peter Lyndon-James joined Mike on Mornings to share more stories and give practical advice on how to tackle the issues of drug rehabilitation.

WARNING: distressing issues and strong themes are discussed below. 

“What about people who are fatalistic/possibly suicidal who are using addiction as a vehicle. What do families do then?”

 

Question: What about people who are fatalistic/possibly suicidal who are using addiction as a vehicle. What do families do then?

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

“What are your thoughts about medicinal marijuana?”

 

Question: What are your thoughts about medicinal marijuana?

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

“I have a sister who is an alcoholic and has already tried to slit her wrists when her husband refused to provide the alcohol. How can we help?”

“How can we help, not financially?”

 

Q1: I have a sister who is an alcoholic and has already tried to slit her wrists when her husband refused to provide the alcohol. How can we help?

Q2: How can we help, not financially?

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

“Hi Peter. God bless you for turning your life around and for helping those who cannot escape the darkness. My heart also goes out to all the victims of the crimes these addicts have committed. What do you do for all those who have suffered, be it material, physical or mentally or all three because of these crimes. People who have not been able to move forward after the event. The fear and the heart break. Not to mention the community cost that ripples. From insurance cost to hate and untrustworthy feelings in the community. I understand the need for forgiveness, love and to doing all that is required to help those who need compassion. By there are two sides to this evil. Your thoughts please.”

 

Q: Hi Peter. God bless you for turning your life around and for helping those who cannot escape the darkness. My heart also goes out to all the victims of the crimes these addicts have committed. What do you do for all those who have suffered, be it material, physical or mentally or all three because of these crimes. People who have not been able to move forward after the event. The fear and the heart break. Not to mention the community cost that ripples. From insurance cost to hate and untrustworthy feelings in the community. I understand the need for forgiveness, love and to doing all that is required to help those who need compassion. By there are two sides to this evil. Your thoughts please.

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

“Do you get may other addictions coming through that aren’t drug-based and is there a difference in strategies in place for treating these addictions like something like a sexual addiction for example?”

 

Q: Do you get may other addictions coming through that aren’t drug based and is there a difference in strategies in place for treating these addictions like something like a sexual addiction for example?

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

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