The growing ice epidemic in Australia is indeed everyone’s business, and it’s only right that everyone gets the right information about the drug. In this regard, the small South Australian city of Port Augusta is going in the right direction, holding a successful community forum on ice last July, reports Kara Johnson for The Transcontinental.
Wealth of information about ice
Attended by 550 people, the participants listened to industry experts and people who have personally dealt with ice talk about the drug. The seven different speakers touched on topics such as ice statistics, the arrests and seizures made by law enforcement, and their personal experience with ice and how they have managed to recover.
The forum, which was held at the basketball courts at Central Oval, was hosted by the Red Cross in cooperation with SA Police and Stirling North Neighbourhood Watch.
Any campaign against any kind of drug should have an education and awareness program attached to it, and the organisers of that community forum did exactly that. While arrests and seizures are important aspects of the fight against illicit drugs, information drives that will truthfully tell people about the adverse effects of these substances—in this case ice—are just as vital.
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