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
a. What is ice?
b. How many people use ice?
c. Why do people use ice?
d. What are the laws about ice?

2. What are the effects of Ice?
a. What are the physical effects of ice?
b. What are the mental health effects of ice?
c. What happens when you use ice with other drugs?

3. Staying safe
a. When and where do I get help?
b. How do I support a loved one?

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).

Cracks in the Ice was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, informed by community members across Australia and developed in collaboration with researchers from the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at The University of Sydney, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales and the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University.

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Additional Information

April 27, 2021
Current Version
Requires Android
5.1 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
The Matilda Centre at the University of Sydney
The Matilda Centre Level 6, Jane Foss Russell building (G02) University of Sydney NSW 2006
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