Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman has welcomed a new dedicated Meth Helpline as part of the Liberal National Government’s Western Australian Meth Strategy.
Mr Redman said Helpline counsellors were available to provide information, referral to local services, discuss treatment options, provide a free call-back service, support health professionals and can support people waiting for treatment.
“I urge people with meth-related issues to call the Meth Helpline and talk with the professional counsellors about the treatment and support services available to them,” Mr Redman said.
“I hear from constituents who want to know what to do or where to go. The Meth Helpline can provide that advice, information and support.”
Mr Redman said the new Meth Helpline provides free, confidential 24/7 support and can be reached on 1800 874 878 or visit http://drugaware.com.au.
“No matter what the circumstances, helpline counsellors will be there to listen and provide help and support.”
Helpline counsellors are professional and non-judgemental and will work with people who are concerned about their own meth use or that of someone else.
Parents, families and friends are encouraged to get support through the helpline.
Helpline counsellors can also link parents and other family members to a network of trained parent volunteers who have experienced their own child’s alcohol or drug use.
The Meth Helpline also provides support via email and the live chat online messaging service.
Calls to the Meth Helpline are free from a landline and most mobile phones, depending on the service provider