Ice distribution hubs hardest hit towns in regional Australia (04/08/17)

This story cites our Paul Aiken on some of the issues we see affecting the young people who use our Williams House residential withdrawal service, and the regional communities where they live. The focus on 12-year-olds is a bit of a beat up. We have seen a very small number of people that age over the years, but the great majority of young people using Williams House are between 15 & 21. Describing the William House program as 'strict' is a bit misleading too. We have clear policies and procedures in place to make sure that the young people using the service are kept safe and provided with the best quality of care during their withdrawal, but we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and comfortable environment plus a range of practical supports to help people through what can be a physically and emotionally challenging process.