'Ice' use in the community: From the Commander's Desk

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STANDARD, NEWS, STOCK, FILE, GENERIC, DRUG, DRUGS. Pictured: Ice, Methamphetamine.

Ice is an especially pure form of methylamphetamine, a stimulant drug.

It is highly addictive and can cause serious mental and physical problems, especially if used frequently or over a long period of time.

Ice has been known to ravage lives.

Regular ice use can lead to the disruption of careers, family breakdown and dysfunction, and isolate users from their family, friends and community.

There is also a link between ice and other types of crime.

Police need your help to tackle the supply and manufacture of ice.

If you think you've seen something suspicious, please let us know.

You can protect your community by informing police of suspicious drug activity by contacting your local police station or calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Also, you can report suspicious behaviour including descriptions and vehicle registration numbers, suspicious chemicals and smells at premises.

You can protect your family and friends by informing yourself and educate your children about the risks associated with using ice and other drugs.

Stay involved in your children's lives.

Remember that a person's ice use can affect their children and partner.

Support these people to stay safe.

Please seek professional help early if someone you care about has a drug problem.

Don't wait until they hit 'rock bottom'.

Effective treatments are available and intervening early helps harms to be minimised.

You can get help by calling the Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1800 250 015 or visit https://yourroom.health.nsw.gov.au/getting-help/Pages/getting-help.aspx for information and support about drugs.

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