ReGen in the Media

A collection of articles, interviews and images of ReGen featured in the media

croakeyThe following piece has been published on the Croakey health blog:

UnitingCare ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis participated in the recent Prevention and Treatment roundtable sessions of the National Ice Taskforce hearings in Sydney. With Taskforce public consultations having now closed, here is a summary of his notes on the key issues raised by roundtable participants, plus a response to Senate estimates confirmation of plans to cut a further $8 million in Federal AOD treatment funding.

Read more: National Ice Taskforce stakeholders seek comprehensive action (02/06/15)

25 May, 2015: In response to John Silvester’s Age article on Saturday (‘Street knowledge needed to temper alarmist approach to ice and other drug trends’) ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis has published the following letter in Today’s Age:

John Silvester concludes ‘Street knowledge needed in war against ice’ (23/05/15) with a quote from a father of a young man who had become dependent on methamphetamine: ‘The best thing you can do is think that he is already dead’.

Read more: Letter: Ice dependence is not a death sentence (25/05/15)

croakeyThe following article has been published on the Croakey health blog and DrinkTank.

Service cuts, scare campaigns and the further stigmatisation of already vulnerable Australians are not what we need from our Government. UnitingCare ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis responds to the latest examples of simplistic public discussions of the complex issues related to methamphetamine use and calls for community and political leadership to support effective, evidence based responses.

Read more: Federal Govt must show genuine leadership on methamphetamines (21/05/15)