New campaign to combat methamphetamine launched
On Sunday the Minister for Mental Health Andrea Mitchell MLA launched our latest anti-drug campaign, focusing on the extreme dangers of methamphetamine and encouraging people who need help to call the Meth Helpline.
The helpline is staffed by friendly, approachable and professional counsellors, who take more than 120 calls a week from users and their loved ones, providing free, confidential advice and support.
The second part of the $500,000 campaign focuses on how methamphetamine can 'take control' of your life - and definitely not in a good way. The campaign targets young people at risk and warns that methamphetamine-use can result in you losing your health, your friends and your family. Check out the campaign videos here.
Minister Mitchell also announced that six specialist drug and alcohol nurses would be stationed to help at hospital emergency departments from January. These specialist nurses will help our busy medical staff deal with the complexities of drug and alcohol cases. Read more at the Minister's media statement here.