What is Sideffect
In 2017 Sideffect Australia rolled out its Illicit and Synthetic substance abuse program in WA which was aimed to educate our youth about the dangers of drug substance abuse . Feedback from Teachers, Students and Parents who witnessed this emotional and informative presentation were overwhelmed in response. “Confronting, Challenging, Informative and Emotional” were the strongest feedback words used by 2,600 students at Churchlands SHS after the Sideffect presentation. The consensus from student feedback was that this was the best anti-drug message they had ever heard, seen or read. Following the presentation, 80% of those students who witnessed the presentation spoke to their parents about what they had learnt.
Sideffect is a registered Australian Not For Profit organisation on a passionate mission to stop the tsunami of destruction hitting our youth – Illicit and Synthetic drugs Including ICE. Rod Bridge, who was recently on 60 minutes, has been a lone crusader in his fight against drugs - there is no stronger drive to seek resolution, answers, and even revenge than a parent who has lost a child. Rod has put his own life at risk when he recently went to China to uncover the criminal manufacture of Synthetic Drugs. See more:
Preston Bridge was a bright young 16-year-old boy died after taking a synthetic substance known as 25iNbome (synthetic LSD) whilst celebrating his year 12 school ball. Preston’s father, Rod Bridge, founded the organisation following the devastating events of his son’s death. Chris Waterman and David Hobbs have joined Rod to form Sideffect with an aim to widely disperse an education program including an innovative presentation, personal stories, memorable graphics, and true information on synthetic drugs including methamphetamine. The side effects of this epidemic is shattering many families and communities and we believe that education and early intervention is key.
Attached is some more information about our program and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss further with you. Please feel free to contact us direct on 0417707768 alternately visit www.sideffect.org.au