A free drug shop at the back of the mall, says the anti-drug movement
A pharmacy in downtown Melbourne’s CBD is taking a leaf out of the anti-drug playbook.
Key points:Freedom Pharmacy is opening a drug shop in front of the Mall of Melbourne, in the hope of raising money for its drug rehabilitation programThe owner of Freedom Pharmacy, Richard Jones, said the shop was an attempt to raise funds for the rehabilitation of drug users who may not be able to access their own drug treatment.
“It’s not the same as going to a hospital and seeing someone who has a terminal illness and is unable to get to a doctor,” Mr Jones said.
“We want to offer a place where people can get access to a drug that’s actually helping them.”
Mr Jones said the pharmacy was a “good place” to take a drug-free break, and offered a variety of drugs and treatments.
“People are coming to us from all over the world and some of the most expensive drugs in the world are available to Australians,” he said.”[But] some of them are so expensive, that they just won’t be able afford them.”
So we are trying to do something for people who are unable to access that treatment in their own country.
“Mr James said Freedom Pharmary was opening in the back alley of the shopping centre, about a kilometre from the Mall, to raise money for a drug rehabilitation service.”
There’s a lot of people in our area who have a terminal disease,” he explained.”
If we can get money out of this drug rehab program, we can try to help those people.
“The drug rehabilitation programme is aimed at people who have tried cannabis and other illicit drugs and have been in prison.
It includes the provision of drug-resistant heroin, amphetamines and methamphetamine.”
You have to have some drugs in your system. “
And we’ll try to get them off the drugs and get them back to the drug that they’re on now.”
You have to have some drugs in your system.
You can’t have everything, but you can have access to some drugs.
“The business is currently operating in the area known as the “back alley” as a drug treatment and prevention centre.
It also has an adjoining pharmacy, with a large section of the store designed to cater for the community’s needs.”
I think it’s good that we’re doing that in a way that allows us to bring our community together and be a part of the community,” Mr Thomas said.
Mr Jones agreed.”
When you go out to buy something, it’s your fault if you don’t have a good supply.
“That’s something that we try to tackle as much as we can,” he added.
“With the right drugs and treatment, you’re going to get better and better.”
Hopefully, it’ll also be a place for people to come and say ‘I’ll try and get off drugs, too, and I’ll get my life back on track.’
“Topics:drug-use,community-and-society,community,drugs-and‑substance-abuse,drug-policy,health,melbourne-3000,vic,australiaFirst posted November 06, 2019 19:38:51Contact Claire TingleMore stories from Victoria