Spike in drug-treatment seekers

Odyssey House reported a 20% increase in admissions to its residential rehabilitation clinic for drugs such as ice and speed in 2011/2012, accounting for 30% of clients.

Chief executive James Pitts told ABC radio that amphetamine users exhibited a lot more mental health problems than others.

“It produces, you know, hallucinations, auditory and visual. People suffer from high levels of aggressiveness. When they stop, then it’s like they say, the old adage what goes up must come down. So then people suffer from rebound depression,” Mr Pitts said.

He also said the rise in amphetamine