'Ice' is the highly purified crystalline form of the illicit drug methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is the second most commonly used illicit drug in Australia after cannabis. The 'Beneath the Ice' CD ROM brings together current research and information about the effects and harms that are associated with the importation, manufacture and use of ice in Australia today.
Beneath the Ice
This interactive educational resource explores the range of complex issues that are related to the increasing and wide-spread use of ice in our community. Topic areas include:
The information provided in the CD ROM is relevant to anyone who is seeking to understand more about the broad ranging impacts of this powerful man-made stimulant drug. Explore the various subject areas and interactives on the CD ROM to discover 'what lies beneath the ice'.
- Australian trends
- How and why ice is used
- The effects of ice on the body and brain
- Clandestine drug labs
- Tolerance and dependence
- Social impacts and crime
- Health system impacts
- Managing users