Editorial: Ice forum a must for the region
Editorial: THERE is no doubt the drug ice is one of the biggest problems concerning the Gympie region, and other regional centres at the moment.
Today's stories show how the drug ruins lives and in a lot of cases leads to time behind bars.
The drug has been linked to all manner of serious crime in the Gympie region including murder; it's a major concern for law enforcement agencies.
The high ice gives users makes them feel invincible and it is highly addictive.
Once addicted, users will do almost anything to get their next fix.
The Gympie region will host an ice forum next week with the Director of Emergency from the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Stephen Priestley, Detective and acting Superintendent Bruce McNab discussing the subject.
If anyone has any concerns about loved ones using the drug I highly recommend they attend the forum.
The information learned will help all understand the problem and the terrible effects the drug has on users and the community.
It may even help save the life of a loved one.