Warrnambool 18.10.17

A free education program for families impacted by a loved one’s ice use will be held in Warrnambool during October.

Breakthrough: ice education for families covers key issues about ice, its effects on the brain and body, the relationship between drug use and mental health, strategies for dealing with the ice user and access to support and resources. Community members and families will be able to access information and resources at Archie Graham Community Centre on Wednesday October 18, from 6pm–9pm.

The joint initiative between Turning Point, Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) and the Bouverie Centre has delivered more than 150 workshops state-wide since the program began in late 2015.

Turning Point director Professor Dan Lubman said the program is an excellent opportunity for three major state-wide services to work together to reduce the harms associated with ice use.

The program aims to provide an insight into what ice is and how it affects people. “It also provides people with practical approaches in caring for themselves and other family members,” Professor Lubman said.

The program is suitable for both interested community members and families who are directly impacted by a loved one’s ice use. Attendance is free but registration is essential. To register for the Archie Graham Community Centre BreakThrough program, go to: www.breakthroughforfamilies.com/attend or call 1300 660 068.