22 Sep 2018

Mandy Whyte - rescuing my son from meth addiction

From Saturday Morning, 8:09 am on 22 September 2018
Mandy White, author of Dancing on a Razor's Edge

Mandy White, author of Dancing on a Razor's Edge Photo: Supplied

Mandy Whyte launched a rescue mission to save her son's life after discovering the extent of his methamphetamine addiction and how his drug use was leading him to permanent psychosis, prison, or death.

Whyte is a New Zealander who has worked for 30 years advising and managing aid and development programmes in the Pacific and Indonesia, and currently in the Solomon Islands.

She was brought up in Taranaki but her New Zealand base is now on the Kapiti Coast.

In her book, Dancing on a Razor's Edge, she explores the limits of care available for drug addicts, and challenges the idea that it's up to these people to find their own way to treatment.

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