ReGen in the media
ReGen in the Media
A collection of articles, interviews and images of ReGen featured in the media
Methamphetamine is back at the forefront of national attention, thanks to the framing of new wastewater analysis data as further evidence of a national ‘ice epidemic’.
The reality, of course, is more complex, according to UnitingCare ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis. In the article below, he calls for political leaders to stop using drug policy as a political tool and for journalists to lift their game.
This article in Crosslight (the UnitingChurch paper) is based on our response to Coroner Hawkins' recommendation that the Victorian Govt prioritise the establishment of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in North Richmond to prevent future overdose deaths in the area. You can see our full media release, our submission to the coronial inquiry and Coronwer Hawkins' full report.
The Australian Medical Association (Victoria) have featured our Mother and Baby withdrawal service in the new edition of their vicdoc magazine. Thanks to the association for helping to raise awareness of the service amongst health professionals outside the AOD sector. See the article (2MB), or the full magazine (6MB) that also features an article on the AMA's support for the establishment of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Melbourne.
The following article has been published on the Croakey health journalism site:
The public empathy with victims of shocking public violence in Melbourne’s CBD is in marked contrast to the growing pattern of stigmatising rhetoric and punitive policies towards those most at risk of violence in our city. Donna Ribton-Turner (UnitingCare ReGen’s acting CEO) considers what effect the broad pattern of public figures blaming individuals for structural and social problems is having on public attitudes (and public policy), and what needs to change if we are to achieve sustainable improvements in homelessness, alcohol and other drug use and other contributors to disadvantage within our communities.