We are pleased to announce that the Cracks in the Ice Community Toolkit was officially launched on Monday 3rd April 2017 by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, as part of the Australian Government’s National Ice Action Strategy.
Available online at www.cracksintheice.org.au, the online toolkit provides the Australian community with evidence-based information about crystal methamphetamine (ice). It was informed by input from over 400 community members from around Australia, and was developed in collaboration with researchers at the Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), and the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University.
The Cracks in the Ice Community Toolkit includes information and resources for community groups, families and friends of individuals using ice, parents, teachers and students, as well as professionals working across a range of settings (e.g. GPs and frontline alcohol and drug workers). The toolkit includes fact sheets, guidelines, and printable handouts covering information about the effects of ice, tips for how to stay safe, and information about where, when and how to get help or support. Complimentary Cracks in the Ice booklets and flyers can also be ordered through the toolkit for use by community groups and organisations.
To view the online toolkit visit: www.cracksintheice.org.au