Lifeline Darling Downs tackles ICE epidemic

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Lifeline Darling Downs and South West is looking to appoint a regional ICE Project Coordinator after the recent rural drug figures proved significantly high.

The Federal Government’s report of the National ICE Taskforce highlighted the impact of the destructive drug, particularly those living in St George, Roma and Cunnamulla.

ICE use in regional and remote areas is at an all-time high, with 7% of Australians aged 14 years and over having used the drug at least once in their lives.

Even more alarming is the 12 – 17 year old age group, with almost 3% having tried ICE.

Lifeline Darling Downs and South West is addressing the need for support services in high-priority areas through fundraising for the appointment of a regional ICE Project Coordinator.

CEO of Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Mr Derek Tuffield has seen firsthand the effects of the addictive drug in rural communities and how it has teared families apart.

“This is a community problem that needs a community solution,” Mr Tuffield explains.

“We are talking everyday Australians, parents and partners struggling to try and save their children and loved ones from this awful drug.”

“They are in desperate need of your help.”

They hope to appoint a regional ICE Project Coordinator within the next six months, tackling the epidemic head on throughout our regional towns.

Every donation counts to help Lifeline Darling Downs and South West get one step closer in beating the drug problem once and for all.

You can donate today at http://www.lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au/