AT least six of the people who attended this week’s drug forum in Coleraine are likely to have used ice at some point in their lives, statistically speaking.
Figures from the Australian Drug Foundation revealed at the public meeting on Thursday showed three per cent of Australians have used the drug at least once.
But while the number of people using seems low, real life stories shared by emergency service and drug service professionals showed that the number of people affected is much higher.
More than 200 people packed into the public meeting organised by Coleraine police Senior Constable Carly Barcham in response to concerns raised by residents.
Dozens more stood outside the Sylvester Oval clubrooms, unable to fit into the packed room.
The meeting was a chance for lines of discussion to be opened between parents and children and among friends and family.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, May 31, 2014, or subscribe to our epaper at top of page.