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Western Australia pledges $131.7 Million to address crystal methamphetamine use

Date posted: 14 September 2017

The Western Australian (WA) State Government has implemented the first stage of its coordinated and targeted Methamphetamine Action Plan, to address Western Australia's meth crisis. The plan is aimed at recognising the complexities and challenges of the methamphetamine problem in WA. It is a whole-of-government response that will focus on prevention, protection and prosecution.

'Addressing the meth crisis in WA is one of our top priorities. The drug is destroying lives and tearing families apart. It is contributing to horrific crimes against our community. WA has developed some of the worst rates of meth use in Australia,' said WA Premier, Mark McGowan.

'Our plan recognises that prevention, treatment and rehabilitation must be at the forefront of any plans to reduce the impacts of meth in the community. By delivering extra community-based treatment facilities, we can provide more options for addicts to get clean and start the path towards non-dependence. The more people we can treat, the better off the entire community will be,' said Roger Cook, Minister for Health, Mental Health.

Source: Government of Western Australia Media Statements


Last updated: 14 September 2017
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