Housewives using ice to be super-mum: Nash

(AAP) Source: AAP

The federal government believes housewives are taking risks and using the illicit drug ice to become super-mums.

Housewives are using the illicit drug ice to become "super-mums", says a federal government minister.

Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash has been travelling around the country, gauging the thoughts of communities about what should be included in a new national ice strategy.

"Ice does not discriminate - it is old people, young people, wealthy people, people not well off," Senator Nash told the Senate on Wednesday.

"They are tradesmen ... housewives taking risks to be super-mum."

The government says the number of Australians treated for ice abuse more than doubled between 2010 to 2013 and about 200,000 Australians used the drug in the past year.

Source AAP

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