Working to prevent alcohol and other drug problems in communities. in the next three years we intend to increase our influence and reach more people in an effort to minimise harm. The Australian community is increasingly concerned with the drinking culture and its impact on the individual and the broader community. While we will continue our efforts to respond to the harmful use of other drugs, our primary focus will be on creating a healthier drinking culture in Australia.
The Victorian Government is taking action to stop the drug ice from ruining lives and have developed The Ice Action Plan (released on 5 March 2015) A copy of the plan can be downloaded from their website.
The website provides various information on the initiatives being taken to tackle the problem.
There is also a new ice help line called 1800 ICE ADVICE (1800 423 238) for people concerned about their own ice use, families struggling to cope and health professionals looking for advice.
Family Drug Help (FDH) is a service designed specifically to address the support and information needs of parents, other family members and significant others of someone with problematic alcohol or other drug use. People with personal experience of the effects of alcohol or other drug use within their family or friendship group are involved in all levels of service.
Their mission is to provide peer support and access to reliable information about alcohol and other drugs as well as available treatment options. They provide a wide variety of services including support groups, education, counselling, sibling support and a Family Drug Helpline 1300 660 068 which operates 24hrs/7 days a week
DirectLine is a key component of Victoria's State-wide alcohol and drug network. It complements a network of treatment and support services in the community through the provision of multiple, immediate responses to people affected by alcohol and drug issues.
Primary Care Connect (PCC) is already a local leader in service provision and offers drug and alcohol services in the Goulburn Valley and Lower Hume areas. It comprises Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi and Strathbogie, Euroa, Seymour, Cobram and Yarrawonga.
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