"Breaking the ice" community forums

Published 18th February, 2016 in Family & Community Services

Local communities dealing with the harmful impacts of the drug ice will get support through a series of public education forums targeting high need areas across NSW.

image of the community with the 'breaking the ice in our community' logo
Community education forums to support local communities deal with the harmful impacts of ice will take place across NSW

The ‘breaking the ice in our communities’ forums will help build and strengthen important community partnerships by bringing together local representatives from police, health services, youth services, Family Drug Support and local non-government drug and alcohol services.

Assistant Minister for Health Pru Goward said empowering communities to work together plays a vital role in the fight against drugs.

“Strong, informed and united communities are our best defense against this insidious drug that is having a devastating effect in our communities,” Ms Goward said.

The NSW Government will partner with the Australian Drug Foundation to deliver the forums with the first two sessions to be held in Tweed Heads and Wollongong.

New stimulant treatment services in regional and rural hospitals have opened to assist local communities tackle the problem of ice addiction.

Visit the Breaking the Ice website to find out more information on the forums.

Anyone concerned about how ice is affecting themselves or a loved one is encouraged to seek help by calling the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on (02) 9361 8000 (metro) 1800 422 599 (regional/rural), speaking with their GP, or visiting yourroom.com.au  for further information. 

Published 18th February, 2016 in Family & Community Services