Cracks in the Ice

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This app is available for iOS and Android devices

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The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.


The Cracks in the Ice app provides trusted, evidence-based, and up-to-date information and resources about crystal methamphetamine (ice) for the Australian community.

Key information areas include:

  1. Get the facts about Ice
  2. What are the effects of Ice?
  3. Staying safe

There are also targeted resources available for specific groups including families and friends of someone using ice, health professionals, schools, and community groups.

App features include:

  • Trusted, evidence-based information about crystal methamphetamine (ice) for the Australian community
  • Search content with ease to quickly find all the relevant information you are looking for
  • Get notified about the latest evidence-based information about crystal methamphetamine (ice) as it breaks
  • Share relevant information with friends and family
  • Save information and resources to read later
  • Access key information, resources and functionalities even when offline (note, some features and external web-links will still require internet access to function).

Expected Benefits

  • Increased knowledge of the facts about ice, including how many people use it 
  • Understanding the physical and mental effects of ice
  • Awareness of how to get help for problems with ice, as well as how to help a loved one

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