Drug report finds WA exceeding averages in ‘explosion’ in methylamphetamine use

By Nikki Roberts and Tom Wildie Updated 26 Mar 2017, 2:22pm Methylamphetamine is the most consumed illicit drug in the country and Western Australians and South Australians are the biggest culprits, according to researchers who studied wastewater from 51 sites across Australia. Key points: City and regional sites in WA found to far exceed national […]

Ice house horror: ‘We discovered our dream home was once a meth lab’

A Weekly investigation discovers innocent families are getting sick after inadvertently moving into homes once used as illegal drug labs. Nov 02, 2016 11:13am By Sue Smethurst Australia’s ice epidemic causes heartache not only for users and their families, but also the innocent people who inadvertently move into homes once used as illegal drug labs, […]

Methamphetamine use in Australia tripled in past five years, research shows

By Danuta Kozaki Updated 29 Feb 2016, 9:33am The number of Australians using the illegal drug methamphetamine — including crystal methamphetamine or ice — has tripled over the past five years, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre estimates. A new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows there are 268,000 regular and […]

Australia in the grip of an ice epidemic with makeshift labs leaving a toxic legacy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.63″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] By the National Reporting Team’s Lorna Knowles and Alison McClymont Updated 25 Jan 2015, 1:07pm Australia is in the grip of an ice epidemic and hundreds of clandestine drug labs are springing up around the country each year, in suburban homes, motels and even in car boots and […]