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Several regional media outlets have recently reported on community concerns regarding use of the methamphetamine 'ice' in country communities, including several in western Victoria. These reports quoted former addicts, family members, and police and described the devastating effects on young people within regional towns.
The Victorian Coalition Government is broadening the fight against the growing use of 'ice' in the community with a new package of targeted initiatives. Through this new package, the Coalition Government is investing more than $1.1 million in prevention, education and treatment initiatives targeting key groups in the Victorian community. The new initiatives will improve community's knowledge about the prevalence and impact of ice, educate key groups about its devastating effects and train police and paramedics to effectively respond.
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Source: The Courier