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The rock and hard place

In the vault

Whilst we are busily researching the history and impact of Ice in our communities, through contributions to our Ice Bank, in order to actively respond to the growing issue that ice represents in our communities, we’re warned of the need to be proactive about another far deadlier substance entering the fray....

From substance abuse to self-discovery. Icelands answer.

20 years ago Iceland was concerned by the increasing substance abuse of teenagers and the resultant social issues. Despite school based drug and alcohol education drug abuse was deemed to be spiralling out of control....

In the vault: Tackling Ice Nationally

“Its use creates a distinct problem for society. Unlike cannabis and heroin, ice is an extremely powerful stimulant. For some people, it can trigger psychological disturbances or violent and aggressive behaviour. Long term use may damage the brain and cause impaired attention, memory and motor skills. The distress ice causes for individuals, families, communities and frontline workers is d...

In the vault II

As we delve into the varying articles members have shared with us regarding ice, addiction and the multitude of arguments for changing the way we look at addiction and treatment, a few perspectives stand out. This week we focus on a blog post in the Huffington post focused on changing the criminal manner with which we respond to ice users....

In the vault

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is committed to preventing the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs in Australia with their focus being on primary, secondary and tertiary prevention....

In the Spotlight: Lowood shines in integrated service delivery

Whilst Mercy Community Services (MCS) has delivered outreach services to Lowood and the surrounding community for many years, last year saw the introduction of innovative services to expand support to families and the community....

Crystal Meth: What you said in 2015 and 2016 is In the spotlight

Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine. As crystal meth’s effect is highly concentrated, it is considered addictive from the first time of use. Consequently, it is reported as being one of the hardest drug addictions to treat and the fatality rate is high. Crystal meth is commonly known as ice or sometimes glass....

Prevalence of ICE in families of children entering care: DCCSDS study

In late 2016, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services conducted a once-off study based on a representative sample regarding the prevalence of methamphetamine use amongst parents whose children came into care (either intervention with parental agreement or child protection order)....

Play2Learn is In the Spotlight

As thousands of Queensland children returned to school last week, this week we shine a spotlight on a program designed to support young children and their families in preparing for education whilst focusing on holistic wellbeing....

Qld Child Safety September quarterly data plus Productivity Commission annual report released: what do the figures say?

The Australian Government Productivity Commission’s annual Report on Government Services (ROGS) Chapter 15, which covers Australia’s child protection services, was released on 24th January 2017. The Queensland Government has also released Child Safety’s September 2016 quarterly data....