"A close friend I had made really helped me out millions. I came clean with everything to my family and friends and let them back into my life. I couldn't have done it without the right people around me."

Families and friends can play a critical role in the recovery of people using ice (and other drugs). This section provides information about helping a loved one who may be using ice, including tips for starting a conversation, how to protect yourself and where to get additional support.

As part of the Cracks in the Ice website, we will be developing a new evidence-based online wellbeing and resilience program for families and friends of people who use methamphetamine (called CHECKMATE). The support program will provide strategies to cope with and respond to a loved one using Ice, exploring sources of support for yourself and a loved one, and provision of specific strategies to improve family resilience.

Is there a topic or resource you would like to see included in the new support program? Let us know by clicking here.