A new exhibition opens in Canberra this week that pushes aside the alarmist headlines to reveal what it’s really like to live with, and recover from, addiction to crystal methamphetamine.
The exhibition, On Thin Ice, uses photos, text and sound to help dispel the stigma around the use of this highly addictive drug and its terrifying impact on the lives of people from all parts of our community.
Two recovering ice users, who feature in the exhibition, sit down with journalist Ginger Gorman and honestly tell their stories of use and their attempts to get clean.
Listening is not recommended for younger members of the family, so please use discretion.
Ginger Gorman, journalist and creator of the project On Thin Ice
Paul and Myalla, case studies
Daniel Ross, captain in the Salvation Army and manager of Canberra Recovery Services, a centre that’s been helping people deal with addiction since the mid 1970’s
Professor Maree Teesson, head of Sydney University’s Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use
Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Jess Higgins and Tom Buckland (artists)
Hilary Wardhaugh and Martin Ollman (photographers)