St George com­mu­nity fo­rum to tackle ice scourge

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

IT’S ONE of the most de­struc­tive and ad­dic­tive drugs of our time and Mara­noa MP David Lit­tleproud has made it his mis­sion to fight this scourge by hold­ing a com­mu­nity fo­rum in St George on Au­gust 28.

“As a fa­ther of three boys, this men­ace scares me be­cause I've heard the heart­break­ing sto­ries of mums and dads across Mara­noa who watch help­lessly as their chil­dren suf­fer the hor­rific con­se­quences of ice – it doesn’t dis­crim­i­nate be­cause ad­dic­tion can hap­pen to any­one,” Mr Lit­tleproud said.

“Whether you’re a user, re­cov­er­ing from ad­dic­tion, fam­ily mem­ber, med­i­cal pro­fes­sional, in­volved in com­mu­nity sup­port or law en­force­ment, we need an open and hon­est dis­cus­sion, and that’s why I will hold a com­mu­nity fo­rum at the St George Cul­tural Cen­tre at 6pm on Au­gust 28.”

To en­sure lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties are rep­re­sented and re­ceive tai­lored sup­port, pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures and treat­ment out­comes, the MP is host­ing fo­rums across Mara­noa.

■ If you would like to know more or have your say on what top­ics should be dis­cussed, phone 4662 2715.

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