Anti Ice program tours the west
THE Australian Anti Ice Campaign (AAIC) is coming to the outback this week.
Police in Barcaldine, Blackall, Longreach, Alpha and Winton would have hosted local community forums to help educate people about the illicit drug.
Barcaldine Police kicked off the Outback Anti Ice Tour with the Australian Anti Ice Campaign on Monday night with strong community support.
They are currently educating the students at Blackall State School who are first of the school visits and hope to see the rest of the outback towns show their support.
Police said dangerous drugs and in particular ‘ice’ aren’t just a policing problem, but a community problem.
The QPS have motivated and encouraged a network of stakeholders which include the local regional councils in the district, Blue Light Association and South West Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AODS) to bring the Australian Anti Ice Campaign to the west.
The workshop presenters are people who have been successfully rehabilitated from ice addiction and have undergone specific dual diagnosis training including evidence based best practice in dealing with people and family members who are struggling with ice related problems.
ANTI ICE: Barcaldine Police kicked off the Outback Anti Ice Tour with the Australian Anti Ice Campaign Monday night with strong community support.