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Youth in Mildura, Victoria, are the 'most important' target group in a combined community push to counter the influence of the drug methamphetamine or ice in the area, according to Mildura police.
The campaign - Project ice Mildura - involves a consortium of community and health organisation, which took their message directly to young people at a youth community forum session on 22 August 2013. The session was an informal opportunity for open discussion between Mildura District Aboriginal Services (MDAS), Sunraysia Community Health Services, Melbourne-based Youth Support Advocacy Services (YSAS), Mildura Police and the group of young people present.
MDAS Alcohol and Other Drugs Program nurse unit manager Raelene Stephens said two years ago methamphetamine, or ice, was 'barely on our radar. Now all our agencies are reporting it as the major drugs issue they encounter,' she said. 'As a group of agencies, we are experiencing the fallout from this problem on a number of fronts - it's at epidemic proportions in Mildura.'
Source: Sunraysia Daily