Plans to address ice issue
THE State Government has announced a $105.5 million investment to address the impact of ice on Queenslanders, families and communities over five years.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles launched the whole-of-government plan “Action on Ice”, alongside Member for Logan Linus Power, Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon and Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles at Logan House Recovery Centre during the Saturday afternoon meeting.
Minister Miles said the plan delivered on the government’s commitment to respond to the impact of increasing use and harm from ice in communities across Queensland.
“The plan is aimed at reducing supply of ice, reducing the demand of ice and reducing the harms and effects of ice use,” he said.
“Prevention and treatment are integral to managing the impact of the ice crisis in Queensland.
“Action on Ice is a whole-of-government plan informed by feedback from the public, health and welfare professionals, families and friends who have seen their loved ones affected by ice and people with lived experience.
“We’re also committed to continually strengthening our alcohol and other drug treatment system to deliver a range of effective treatment options.
“These include withdrawal management, counselling, rehabilitation, family support and specialist services like the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Court, and drug and alcohol brief intervention teams.”