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Remote Aboriginal leaders in bid to avert ice crisis

Date posted: 24 June 2015

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led coalition of leaders and frontline health workers has launched a pre-emptive strike to avert a socially catastrophic explosion of ice use in remote communities.

Mounting evidence of the increasing use of ice and related 'psychotic episodes' in the past six months has sparked fears of a reversal of a decade of social improvements under alcohol bans.

Source: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

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