Understanding the Ice Factor - Final 2015 Community Information Forum for the South East

Consultation has concluded


Due to public demand, one further Limestone Coast Drug Action Team community ice forum will be held in Mount Gambier.

Understanding The Ice Factor - Community information Forum

7 PM  - Wednesday 19th August 2015.

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre - 10 Watson Tce – Mount Gambier.

This final forum will screen footage of leading drug researcher  Dr. Rebecca McKetin’s presentation made earlier this year and will also include local police, guest speakers and a live Q&A panel.

As we will be revisiting some of the content of the first forum, this event is primarily aimed at those who were not able to attend in February or similar events have been occurring in other parts of the region.

The forum aims to:

  • support our community to increase their awareness of crystal methamphetamine (ice), its use, Australian trends, community resilience and treatment options
  • provide access to evidence based research and examples of one Victorian community’s response to ice use issues; and
  • encourage our community to raise questions and concerns and gain responses from professionals.  

The Forum is Free and RSVP’s are advisable by contacting the City of Mount Gambier on 8721 2555.

This forum is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Mount Gambier West.

The Limestone Coast Drug Action Team wish to thank all interested members of our community who made an effort to join us for the Understand the Ice Factor Community Information Forums.

The key links and fact sheets on this site are intended as a way of keeping our community abreast of the most up to date information we have available to us.


Due to public demand, one further Limestone Coast Drug Action Team community ice forum will be held in Mount Gambier.

Understanding The Ice Factor - Community information Forum

7 PM  - Wednesday 19th August 2015.

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre - 10 Watson Tce – Mount Gambier.

This final forum will screen footage of leading drug researcher  Dr. Rebecca McKetin’s presentation made earlier this year and will also include local police, guest speakers and a live Q&A panel.

As we will be revisiting some of the content of the first forum, this event is primarily aimed at those who were not able to attend in February or similar events have been occurring in other parts of the region.

The forum aims to:

  • support our community to increase their awareness of crystal methamphetamine (ice), its use, Australian trends, community resilience and treatment options
  • provide access to evidence based research and examples of one Victorian community’s response to ice use issues; and
  • encourage our community to raise questions and concerns and gain responses from professionals.  

The Forum is Free and RSVP’s are advisable by contacting the City of Mount Gambier on 8721 2555.

This forum is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Mount Gambier West.

The Limestone Coast Drug Action Team wish to thank all interested members of our community who made an effort to join us for the Understand the Ice Factor Community Information Forums.

The key links and fact sheets on this site are intended as a way of keeping our community abreast of the most up to date information we have available to us.

Consultation has concluded
  • Understanding the Ice Factor - A Community Information Forum

    by Xarnia, almost 5 years ago

    New Factsheets added to the document library:

    The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University have developed the three factsheets to increase awareness of Methamphetamine use in Australia, including the impact of ice in the workplace, and methamphetamine effects and responses. ice is more potent and more likely to cause dependence (addiction) than other forms of methamphetamine, which is why there is cause for the current local and national focus on this drug.

    You will find the three factsheets in the document  library in the right hand column.

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    New Factsheets added to the document library:

    The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University have developed the three factsheets to increase awareness of Methamphetamine use in Australia, including the impact of ice in the workplace, and methamphetamine effects and responses. ice is more potent and more likely to cause dependence (addiction) than other forms of methamphetamine, which is why there is cause for the current local and national focus on this drug.

    You will find the three factsheets in the document  library in the right hand column.

    1. Methamphetamine use in Australia
    2. This document provides an overview of current patterns and trends in methamphetamine use and associated harms in Australia, with a particular focus on ice.

    3. Ice and the workplace
    4. There is increasing concern about methamphetamine use in the community and among workers. This factsheet will be helpful to employees and workers.

    5. Methamphetamine – effects and responses.

    There is currently a lack of understanding about who uses methamphetamine, whether more people are using now than in the past, and what risks and harms are associated with use. This document provides information to increase community awareness.

    PREVIOUS NEWS FEED

    The Limestone Coast Drug Action Team invite all interested members of our community to join us for Understand the Ice Factor - A Community Information Forum.

    The Forum will be held on Thursday 12th February, 2015 at Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier. Theatre opens from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. No bookings are required and there is no cost to attend.

    The information forum will feature a panel of experts including one of Australia's leading drug researches Dr Rebecca McKetin. South Australian Police and a guest from the Mildura Ice Project and local leaders. The forum aims to increase local awareness of crystal methamphetamine (ice) use, explore trends, resilience and treatment options. Further information available shortly.

    Prior to the forum the community are encouraged to pose questions for the panel of experts via the link Submit Questions.