About 600 people filled Cohuna memorial hall on Wednesday night to learn more about the methamphetamine, ice.RENEE THOMPSON May 16, 2014 3:50am
It was standing room only for the many who filed into Cohuna memorial hall just past 7pm on Wednesday.
There to attend a community forum about the drug ‘ice’, the queue to get into the hall stretched for some 200m down the side street before the forum got under way.
Once inside, about 600 people, including community leaders and government representatives, parents and their children, young people and sporting groups, helped fill the hall to the brim.
Crios O’Mahony, a drug and alcohol worker for the Penington Institute and former project leader at Anex, spoke at length about the insidious nature of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.
Attendees heard about the chemical, physical and psychological effects of methamphetamine abuse, including the much greater risk such drug users have of experiencing a psychotic episode or psychosis.
Mr O’Mahony said the impacts that ice users had on others, especially families, were taking a huge toll in many communities, including Cohuna’s.
‘‘Ice is devastating families, it really is,’’ he said.
‘‘Don’t plan for if things go wrong, plan for when things go wrong.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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