Colac’s Pam Felekos says the hardest thing about her son’s addiction to drugs was looking into his “empty” eyes.
Mrs Felekos’ son James has been battling an addiction to methylamphetamine, also known as ice, which has landed him in jail for five months.
A magistrate in August sentenced James to a term of imprisonment after he faced court on a number of drug and driving related charges.
Mrs Felekos is throwing her support behind the Colac Law and Order Action Group because she wants to see more support for people impacted by ice in the community.
The Colac small business owner worked with her son at Mrs Felekos’ take-away restaurant while he was using drugs.
Mrs Felekos said she was unaware of his addiction but had noticed he constantly had flu-like symptoms, headaches and was unwell.
After researching James’ symptoms she started to think he could have been using drugs.
She said as her son’s drug use worsened she was unsure how to support.
“I was oblivious to any of this happening; I had no idea that James was on drugs,” Mrs Felekos said.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.