Breaking the ice

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF), in collaboration with NSW Health and local agencies, has produced a suite of resources that will help you educate your communities about crystalline methamphetamine (‘ice’).

These resources cover the effects of the drug on individuals and communities. They also explain where someone can get help if they have a crystalline methamphetamine problem or want to support someone struggling with dependence.


Breaking the ice in our community

Jay Morris’s story

Debbie Warner’s story

Dr Suzie Hudson’s Story

CDATs can access more NSW-specific drug and alcohol information at YourRoom.

CDAT crystalline methamphetamine presentation

This PowerPoint template includes information about ‘ice’, its history, treatment options and community prevention. The format is based on the presentation used by the ADF at our regional forums.

We encourage anyone who uses this presentation to adjust the slides to list the appropriate local services available in your community. Please also refer to the speaking notes under each slide for more information. Please acknowledge the ADF if you use these slides.

If you have any questions or comments about the presentation, please contact Regional Community Development Manager, Sylvia Tiet T: (02) 8923 0014.

Full PowerPoint presentation link below, this is a large file with embedded video:

Fact sheets

Aboriginal specific

Translated version – Arabic

Translated version – Russian

Translated version – Simplified Chinese

Translated version – Tagalog

Translated version – Thai

Translated version – Vietnamese

How to run a forum

This simple 10 step guide helps communities promote and run a successful forum about alcohol and other drugs, including ‘ice’.

Online learning

We’ve created this interactive tool to help you and your community learn more about ‘ice.’ Explore a range of topics, including the impacts of ‘ice’ and support services, with audio and video animation.

Module 1 - Ice and its impacts

Explore the effects of crystalline methamphetamine on the body and brain.

Module 2 - Getting support around ice

Learn about how to get support, or support a loved one who is struggling with crystalline methamphetamine use.

Module 3 - What can communities do?

Find out the best way to help your community.

Module 4 - Reducing stigma

Learn how stigma affects the user and loved ones. See the person, not the drug.