Indigenous Program A Huge Success
A recent drug and alcohol education program aimed at educating pre-teens was a huge success with the local Aboriginal population of Doonside.
This program that has been running for over a year was recently adapted to meet the uniqe needs of the Aboriginal population in the area. Children ranging between the ages of 9-14 were taught the physical and social problems relating to drugs as well as how to handle peer pressure.
At the end of the presentation the kids were allowed to ask questions and were able to explain why drugs are such a problem. This was a great day had by all.
Ice / Methamphetamine has become a huge problem in Australia and particularly in Western Sydney where a recent survey showed that children as young as 12 had used the substance within the last 6 months.