THE prevalence of the drug ice in Orange and other regional areas is taking second place to the impact of alcohol on the community, according to Orange-based drug and alcohol experts.
Unit deputy chief executive officer Dr Julaine Allan and Western NSW
Local Health District drug and alcohol clinical nurse consultant Melissa
Romeo say the release of NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics figures showing
a doubling of ice use in rural areas in the last year needs to be
measured in the context of overall drug use in the area.
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