Aboriginal family health worker Jimmy Forrest at the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre said Ice is a huge mental illness contributor in the area.
"Most people we see here with mental illnesses are drug addicted, most commonly to the drug ice," Mr Forrest said.
"We're not here to judge them, we're here to support and help them.
"There are a lot of ways someone can form an addiction. A person could have their drink spiked while they're out at a club and form an addiction that way."
And according to Mr Forrest support is detrimental in someones success at trying to overcome their addiction.
"You can't do it alone," He said.
"You just have to take that first step, and we will go through the journey together from there.
Mr Forrest said that a lot of people with drug addictions are hesitant to accept the fact that their condition in the result of drug use and abuse.
"I always tell a person that if they don't want to get better for themselves, then do it for someone else.
Mr Forrest said everyone has someone that loves them.
"There are a lot of people who struggle to get clean because they're in a relationship with someone who also uses and they influence each other.
"Sometimes an addict has been raised to think that using drugs is normal behavior, because they've been brought up exposed to it.
"They were never told of the risks."
Placing his hand on his heart Mr Forrest said, "A lot of men [in particular] really struggle to take the pain they may feel in here, and put it out there."
"But you're not alone," He said.
"It's a long journey.
"First we have to work together through the trauma, and without support it's near impossible.
"Some people can go cold turkey. But for the vast majority the journey is a long and hard process."
Mr Forrest is available to speak to at the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre and urges people to take the first step to getting clean.
"We will do it together," Mr Forrest said.