Reporter Tammy Mills
Reporter Tammy Mills

Tammy Mills had no idea what "ice" was when she started as crime reporter at The Border Mail in December last year. 

"I think I just thought it was frozen water," she laughs. 

Within weeks though, she soon realised that this drug was having a silent but horrible effect on her new community.

In this week's Behind the Scenes interview, she recalls:

- the moment the impact of 'ice' on the community really hit her

- the most bizarre stories of 'ice' users

- why it's so important that drug users aren't written off by society

Scroll down and press play on the video below to start the interview (iPhone users go to video tab in menu).