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Sober missionary Joseph Leeds says drugs ‘have nothing on God, bruv’

“I WAS screaming, ‘He’s got no one else, he’s got no one else’.” “That was traumatic,” the 23-year-old Londoner turned missionary Catholic said, toking his vape and puffing the syrupy nicotine steam about the loft above Blind Eye Ministry. He relaxed back in his chair, a calmer man, halfway into his story about his dad in a crack den in ... Read More »

Brisbane priest shares anguish of families with ice addicts

Family conflict can drive a wedge between parents

THE drug ice has taken such a grip in Queensland that government and care agencies are swamped by demand for crisis intervention, treatment and support for the families of users including children, and the effects are being felt in parishes. A Queensland Government report has revealed one in every three children found to be in need of protection in 2016 ... Read More »

A decade as an addict

Rory Norris

RORY Norris promised to stop using heroin when he turned 30.  He never asked to be an addict, but addiction has no social boundaries – a kid from a private school in Brisbane born to a devout Catholic mum could still get caught in a drug-abuse trap. “I started smoking marijuana at school, and then got into harder drugs,” he ... Read More »

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