Anti Ice pro­gram tours the west

Western Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ANTI ICE: Bar­cal­dine Po­lice kicked off the Out­back Anti Ice Tour with the Aus­tralian Anti Ice Cam­paign Mon­day night with strong com­mu­nity sup­port.

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