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ICE: Some Recent Facts from the ADF

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (formerly Australian Drug Foundation) work with the Australian community to provide evidence-based information about alcohol and drug use. Recently, the ADF updated information about “ICE” (crystalline methamphetamine) and its impact across society.

  • ICE is more available, cheaper and pure than ever before
  • The price of ICE continues to decrease and supply sources increase
  • 70% are occasional users
  • More common user is aged 20 – 29 years
  • General profile of the common user is already a drug user, unemployed, live in regional and remote areas, or member of LGBTQI communities
  • The underlying causes for using ICE are not dissimilar to other social issues i.e. gambling and other additions
  • Where ICE use occurs that is substantial impact upon the user and those around such as family and friends

The ADF has a number of online resources including announcements of community forums, teaching resources and guidance materials.  It is another area that needs to be clearly understood by security leaders.

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