By John Coyne for The Huffington Post. The findings in Odyssey House’s latest annual report may be an early warning of changes in Australia’s drug problem. like the canaries in the coalmines of yore. Defying logic, heroin use and abuse in Australia may be making a comeback.
Since 1979, Odyssey House has been one of Australia’s leading drug treatment providers and are well positioned and qualified to make early calls on changes in drug-use patterns.
For over 10 years, Australia’s national drug strategies have achieved unprecedented success in suppressing the demand and supply of heroin in our communities.
In the early 2000s, pop culture seemingly delivered a final death blow to heroin-chic. And so heroin was increasingly perceived as a junkie’s drug by Generation X.