Everyone needed in fight against P

Whangarei Leader 1 May 2007
Northland communities are on the brink of being crippled by methamphetamine use, according to a former detective turned drugs educator. Communities now need a full range of approaches to stop the supply, demand and damaging effects of the drug, according to Mike Sabin. Mr Sabin is a director of MethCon Group, an education business that aims to reduce the effects of P, or pure methamphetamine, on the workforce.The drug’s supply and demand need to be tackled by a community-driven strategy, he says. “Legislation has had no impact on reducing the incidence of methamphetamine-related crimes and importations,” he says. “Communities are hungry for solutions and are wanting some ways to fix it.”