Australian authorities reveal that ice traffickers in Australia are becoming more creative when it comes to smuggling drugs into the country.Read More
Paramedics across Australia have expressed concern about the “superhuman strength” exhibited by ice users they are helping during callouts, fearing it would just be a matter of time before they get hurt or even killed according to a report by Mark Willacy for ABC News.
Willacy’s report cited one case of a female ice user of slight build who needed to be restrained by three men with the assistance of policemen so they could sedate her. Once in the hospital, the woman had to be restrained again, this time by nine people because she was just too strong.
Paramedics have good reason to worry about their safety, as ice users can indeed be very violent, paranoid and unpredictable.
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Reisa Su writes an article for the International Business Times saying that coordinated action is necessary if the ice epidemic in Australia is to be solved.
Su says this much is stressed out in the government report, Illicit Drug Data Report 2013-2014. The Australian drug market is rapidly expanding, organized crime groups are taking advantage, and many Australians have proven to be willing to pay higher than usual price for drugs like ice. This has made Australia an attractive marketplace for the manufacture and importation of ice or methylamphetamine.
A national task force has been formed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to combat the ice epidemic. This task force will coordinate with state and local governments to address the problem. To further strengthen the response against the growing ice epidemic in Australia, collaboration between the government and the private sectors is also highly encouraged.
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The first positive test for ice on a racehorse has prompted Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey to call on trainers to test their staff for drugs, says Michael Manley in a report for Herald Sun.Read More
A submission by the Australian Industry Group to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s inquiry into ice or crystal methamphetamine reveals that ice use is endemic in blue collar industries.(more…) Read More
Everyone knows that methamphetamine or ice has devastating effects on one’s health, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping many employees from using it to get ahead of everybody else in the workplace. An article on News.com.au features two workers who have admitted to using ice to boost work performance, and their stories can be quite alarming.Read More