National campaign to tackle drug addiction among young Australians

The federal government has launched its latest national drug campaign in an effort to eradicate the use of illicit drugs, particularly Ice, among young Australians.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the new television and online campaign illustrated the range of risks associated with drug use and provided information on the range of resources, support and treatment options available.

“I know drug abuse, particularly ICE, is a major concern for community’s right across Barker. While States and Territories focus on front line rehabilitation services the Federal Government are making headways to educate and prevent drug use as well as primary health care,” he said.

“We’re also promoting the new National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline,1800 250 015, which links to existing state and territory alcohol and other drug telephone services that offer free and confidential support, information, counselling and referral.”

Mr Pasin encouraged anyone seeking information to visit the new website at