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Methamphetamine (ICE) Media Fact Sheet

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Victoria’s most vulnerable young people are among those using ice. 

YSAS’ work with young people, backed by evidence informed practice and research, shows regardless of the drug, problematic substance use is almost always symptomatic of a combination of factors contributing to what is referred to as psychosocial vulnerability.

These factors, such as employment, education and housing problems, history of trauma and violence, combined with availability, purity and price point, have contributed to a significant increase in methamphetamine as the primary drug of concern for young people in treatment services.

Recovery is possible. Youth support services such as YSAS can support young people and families to create pathways to recovery. Government, community services and health organisations need to work together and act now to address community concern, adapt services to meet the needs of young people impacted by ice use and focus on early intervention and prevention.

YSAS has prepared this media fact sheet about Metamophetamin (ice) to provide you with accurate information.

For more information please contact
Angela Beggs
Media Manager
tel +61 3 8412 8506
angela@febfast.org.au

ABOUT YSAS

The Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is a leading youth health agency that enables highly vulnerable young people with substance dependence and misuse issues, mental illness and social disconnection, to take control of their health and wellbeing.  For further information visit ysas.org.au or contact the confidential 24 hour free YoDAA line: 1800 458 685.

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