First 'ice' seminar at All Saints in Nelson Bay on February 15

Dr David Outridge. Picture: Marina Neil
Dr David Outridge. Picture: Marina Neil

The first of three ‘ice’ seminars to be conducted by Port Stephens CDAT (Community Drug Action Team) will take place at Nelson Bay’s All Saints Church on Friday, February 15, from 6-9pm.

Admission is free.

The seminar will be held as a joint initiative with community support worker Paul Pearton and Dr David Outridge, a GP of 20 years and now working full-time in addiction medicine.

Dr Outridge will introduce a series of substance addiction seminars, providing his insights into the link between drug use and mental health. 

Topics include: What is ice? How does ice affect the brain? Is ice a growing concern? What can be done to help people having problems with ice? What’s the connection between drugs and mental health issues?

Bookings for catering and seating purposes can be done at or phone 0478 129 121.