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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Community forum on methamphetamine in Mildura

This week (August 2013) Mallee District Aboriginal Service will hold a community forum in the first step of a campaign by health and welfare groups about the prevalence of the drug ice in Mildura.

Health, education and justice sectors have combined forces for a proactive campaign against methamphetamine (ice) in Mildura, with the first initiative a parents' and carers' information session for the Koori community.

Alcohol and other drugs counsellors from Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) took the lead in drawing attention to the issue with a parents and carers forum earlier this year that was attended by about 120 people.

MDAS alcohol and other drugs program nurse manager, Raelene Stephens, said the follow-up forum on Thursday night had been organised because of demand from parents and carers. 'This is not only a Koori problem, but it is a problem which is significantly affecting young Aboriginal people,' Ms Stephens said.

Source: Sunraysia Daily

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Last updated: 15 August 2013
 
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