To: Benalla Council
More beds for Odyssey House Molyullah
A planning application to expand Odyssey House Molyullah has been met with many objections from the community. I ask the Councillors to look beyond these objections and see the real issue of addiction and the devastating consequences it has on families.
Why is this important?
Addiction is a disease that affects not only the addict but their parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends etc. Without rehabilitation centres addicts will continue to die. At the moment there are 80-100 people waiting for a bed every week. Addicts walk beside us every day sometimes visibly struggling with life but on many occasions there are no visible signs of the struggle within. We can no longer put our head in the sand and pretend this isn't an issue. If this expansion saves one life it is worth it.