Tackling region’s ice epidemic
WHEN Debra Green left Chinchilla’s Ice Forum on Monday, it was the first time in a long time she felt assured something might be done to tackle the region’s ice scourge, having battled blindly for more than five years to find help for a drug-addicted family member.
“People have this thing that they’re a drug addict and just walk by. But they’re not a drug addict, they are a person first. And they’re not bad people. No one is born bad,” Mrs Green said.
Mrs Green said while the close family member had struggled with addiction for many years, there was simply “no comparison” between ice and other drugs.
“It is through-the-roof level. It’s terrible and you know they’re good people but something happened and they’re gone.”
Mrs Green has campaigned to State and Federal governments for help to tackle the ice epidemic in Chinchilla and said currently there was nothing being done to assist drug addicts or their families.
ICE SCOURGE: Debra Green.