CANNING MHR Andrew Hastie has partnered with Sideffect Australia to host a Drug Action Forum in Mandurah to educate young people about the dangers of illicit drug use.
Sideffect is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Rod Bridge after his 16-year-old son died from LSD intake during his school ball after-party.
Mr Hastie said early prevention was the best way of achieving long-term change in the fight against drug abuse.
“Since 2015 I’ve worked with local government, community groups, and healthcare providers to fight for better drug support services in our region,” he said.
“We’ve had some major wins, including funding to build the Peel Youth Medical Service Health Hub, which is due for completion at the end of this year.”
Mr Hastie said the forums would help young people get the right information so they could make good choices.
“Drugs have destroyed too many lives in our region,” he said.
The free Drug Action Forum will take place at Foundation Christian College on June 12 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
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