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ICE Support CQ

ICESUP  - Supporting Families who have a loved one affected by the drug ICE.

ICESUP - Ice Support CQ promoting initiatives to assist families who have been pulled into the whirlpool.
We believe in raising community  awareness about the dangers of Methamphetamine.
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What we are About:

ICESUP - Ice Support CQ, is committed to providing support to families who have loved ones caught up with substance abuse of the drug ICE. 

We will lobby to have a Detox Facility in the Central Queensland region to give families closer access to treatment options without having to travel to Brisbane or North to Mackay which can be very disrupting for the rest of the family which is already suffering. 

**We can say that the Govt has committed to a 42 bed facility to be up and running by 2021. We will push to have that time frame brought forward 1 year to 2020.**

We will strive to have Service Providers  'Close the Gaps' in the services they deliver and to make those services known to the public. 

Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make a change.

ICESUP is totally voluntary so we rely on ourselves and you to make the difference.

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Education on ICE

What is ice?

Ice is a stimulant drug, which means it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and the body. It is a type of methamphetamine, which is generally stronger and more addictive and has more harmful side effects than the powder form known as speed.

Ice usually comes as small chunky clear crystals that look like ice. It can also come as white or brownish crystal-like powder with a strong smell and bitter taste.

Other names

Crystal meth, shabu, crystal, glass, shard.

How is it used?

Ice is generally smoked or injected and the effects can be felt in 3 to 7 seconds. It is sometimes swallowed (15 to 30 minutes to feel the effects) or snorted (3 to 5 minutes to feel the effects).

Effects of ice

There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries some risk. It's important to be careful when taking any type of drug.

The effects of ice can last for around 6 hours, but it might be hard to sleep for a few days after using the drug.


If a large amount or a strong batch is taken, it could also cause an overdose. If any of the following effects are experienced an ambulance should be called straight away by dialling triple zero (000). Ambulance officers don’t need to involve the police.

  • Racing heartbeat and chest pain

  • Breathing problems

  • Fits or uncontrolled jerking

  • Extreme agitation, confusion, clumsiness

  • Sudden, severe headache

  • Unconsciousness

Stroke, heart attack or death

Coming Down

It can take several days to ‘come down’ from using ice. The following effects may be experienced during this time:

  • Difficulty sleeping and exhaustion

  • Headaches, dizziness and blurred vision 

  • Paranoia, hallucinations and confusion 

Irritability and feeling ‘down’

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Online Sites to Explore

FDS - Family Drug Support

FDS now has: 

AAIC - Australian Anti Ice Campaign

Putting the Freeze on Ice:

  • Information on Dual Diagnosis Training

  • Booking a workshop for your area

  • Booking a workshop for your local school

Cracks in the Ice

This website has good quality resources for:

  • Families - like 'Start the Conversation'

  • School resources

  • Health Professional Tips

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More Helpful Organisations

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Lives Lived Well

  • Offer Counseling

  • Help you to reduce harms associated with alcohol and drug use

  • Putting together a plan and practical strategies to deal with or reduce your use

  • Information and referral to other treatment and support services

  • Support in dealing with the impact of drug use on families and loved ones

  • Links to further information and education resources.

Drug Arm

  • Outreach services available

  • A holistic approach to recovery

  • Supporting the individual for up to 12 months

  • Programs that address - Relapse prevention, Anger management, Self Esteem, Budgeting

Gumbi Gumbi - Rockhampton

  • Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Awareness Centre

CQ Healing Centre - Helem Yumba

Service delivery is facilitated by a range of therapeutic prevention and intervention programs, all of which uphold Indigenous values and protocols and, most importantly, are compatible with the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people prefer to interact and engage.

Support/Self Help Group

ICESUP - Ice Affecting Families Capricorn Coast - holds fortnightly meetings at the Community Centre, 80 John Street, Yeppoon @ 6.30pm - 8.30pm Room C.

We welcome you to come and share your journey with others who understand because they have or are experiencing the same.

Guest Speakers

ICESUP invites Service Providers and others from the Community to come and explain their role and how families can access their services.
This is to give the members factual information straight from the provider.

Working to "Close the Gaps"

ICESUP has found that there may be many Services/Service Providers but not much is known about them until one is in the system.
ICESUP strives for collaboration of services.  To be able to share resources and knowledge.  For Services to make themselves known so that the average person can not only find them but also understand what that service offers.

Find out more by contacting us.

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ICESUP - Ice Support CQ, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. We're here to lend an ear to those who need it and share our experiences.

Since the beginning of our Support Group - ICE Affecting Families Capricorn Coast in 2016, we’ve worked hard to help educate families about ICE and ways to cope as the ripple affect can and does destroy families.

Let's turn the tide on the ripple effect of destruction to the ripple effect of RECOVERY.

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Keep yourself Safe

Three things to 'Keep yourself Safe'

  • Keep exits clear

  • Avoid arguments in the kitchen or tool shed

  • Have a list of emergency numbers at hand                                                                  Ref: FDS

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Helpful Numbers

If it is an EMERGENCY call 000

ADIS - Alcohol & Drug Information Service                                                                      1800 177 833

Family Drug Support 24/7         1300 368 186

AODS - Rockhampton                    4920 5500

AODS Youth - Rockhampton         4920 5719

AAIC Family Support                 0481 844 555
                                                       07 5665 6063

Narcotics Anonymous               1300 652 820

Narcotics Anonymous - Local  0478 497 237

Nar-Anon - Rockhampton        0419 732 735

Mental Health                         1300 MH CALL

CQ Mental Health 24/7                  4920 6111

Lives Lived Well                         1300 727 957

Lives Lived Well - Local            0439 851 192

Local                                            0438 816 319

Drug Arm -                                  07 3620 8880

Local                                            0426 194 824

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The Journey

To Help Others we first must be able to Help Ourselves

ICESUP - Ice Support CQ wants to spread our message of hope, compassion and understanding. We believe that a single action of Family Support can make a difference in the community and  when services taking a collaborative approach for Family Support the light of hope will overcome the weight of darkness.

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ICESUP - Ice Support CQ

“To Help Others we first must be able to Help Ourselves”

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