Leanne Thompson was so worried about 25-year-old Dan’s plight that she
bought a sleeping bag and blanket to camp alongside him,Herald Sun
Dan enjoyed a privileged upbringing, attending private school and enjoying foreign holidays each year, the Herald Sun reports.
But an addiction to synthetic cannabis turned his life upside down and he now sleeps on the streets.
Authorities in Melbourne say he has not responded to their attempts to
help him, but his mum wants officials to have more powers to take
addicts off the street and into rehab against their will.
Leanne told the 3AW Neil Mitchell programme:
“I drove down there, took a sleeping bag and blankets and some great big
garbage bags to put underneath me to sit onI’m at a point where I’m
just desperate to get some help for him.”
to get accommodation and I can’t. This person got everything he wants,
doesn’t want it.