ICE education a priority


Following on from a front page story in the Herald Sun this week that claimed that suburban and country football players were allegedly using the drug ICE before matches, the Herald Sun has published an editorial by columnist John Rogerson promoting the need for education in the ICE fight.

While casting light on the seriousness of the drug and the issues faced by our communities, the article highlights that ICE is still a minority drug, used by approximately 2% of our population. And while the article also pinpoints that there is no clear evidence that ICE use is widespread in sport, it also focuses on the role of parents in ensuring the sporting clubs used by our children are helping to educate their members on the importance of healthy behaviours and not condoning poor attitudes to drugs, including ICE and alcohol.

You can read the full article on the Herald Sun website.

Education on drugs is just as vital in our workplaces as it is in our sporting clubs. It’s important that employees understand their businesses’ policies and procedures on alcohol and drug use, including drug and alcohol testing.

Integrity Sampling provides education sessions as part of our drug and alcohol services. Our presenters are experienced and can run sessions for all levels of an organisation, including management and shop floor.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help with drug and alcohol education, contact Integrity Sampling.

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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