Remote communities combat drug and alcohol threat

Melissa North
By Melissa North
Updated April 19 2018 - 2:39am, first published April 18 2018 - 3:40am
HEALTH: Sergeant Gilbert, Branch Manager of the PCYC Doomadgee and Healthy Harold have an important message. Photo: Supplied

With a recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare survey showing a higher number of Indigenous Australians using illicit drugs and exhibiting higher levels of alcohol intake than their non-Indigenous counterparts, Sergeant Melissa Gilbert from Doomadgee in Queensland’s Gulf region, has decided to enlist the help of local leading health education provider Life Education Queensland, to combat the threat of drugs and alcohol amongst the youth in her local community.