Southern Barossa Alliance hosts 'ice' awareness evening

AWARENESS: Alarmingly, the typical demographic for ice users was those coming from a rural area.
AWARENESS: Alarmingly, the typical demographic for ice users was those coming from a rural area.

An educational gathering to inform families and the community about a growing drug epidemic will be presented in Lyndoch on Thursday evening.

Run by the Southern Barossa Alliance, the information session is open to the public and will highlight the drug crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ‘ice’.

SBA chairman Simon Taylor said that while the overall percentage of regular users was low, the impact on affected families was high, particularly in rural areas where there is limited support services. 

He said the session would also equip people with information to better understand the drug.

The meeting will include experts in ice rehabilitation programs, and Family Drug Support will present to the public.

It will be held at St Jakobi Lutheran School, Lyndoch Road, from 7-9pm.