WEST SWAN rehabilitation centre Shalom House will host an information series on methamphetamine starting on February 4 in an attempt to help reduce the growing number of people using the drug.
Shalom House chief executive Peter Lyndon-James said the issue would only continue to worsen unless the State Government stepped up to the issue.
He said the information days were open to those struggling with addiction as well as families of addicts.
“The interest in the information day has been extraordinary,” he said.
“So far I have had nearly 400 people RSVP and the calls and messages continue to come in- it is very much depictive of the drug crisis we face in this State.”
Mr Lyndon said received calls on a daily basis from mothers and fathers scared for their lives and the lives of their children.
He said the State Government’s Meth Strategy showed 3.8 per cent of people over 14 years old had used meth, double the national rate.
“Our government is throwing hundreds of millions of dollars left, right and centre thinking it will solve the problem and with the election coming up everyone is promising even more and proposing to put in place methods, which do not work,” he said.
“I am calling on policy makers and our State and Federal representatives to attend the information day on Saturday and hear firsthand experiences and solutions to the issue plaguing our state.”
The information session will be held on February 4 at Dreambuilders Church in Middle Swan.
To RSVP or for more information contact Peter Lyndon-James on 0404 654 004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org