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The Story Behind the Stereotype

This resource was developed by a partnership between SBS, KEO Australia and The Matilda Centre.

This educational community resource has been designed to complement segments from the SBS series Struggle Street (Season 2). It facilitates discussion of some of the challenges and misconceptions associated with crystal methamphetamine ‘ice’ use in Australia.

Click here to watch the video resource “The Story Behind the Stereotype”

Click here to download the “The Story Behind the Stereotype” Discussion Guide 

Summary: This community resource and discussion guide has been designed to complement segments from the SBS series Struggle Street (Season 2), produced by KEO Films Australia. It highlights some of the challenges and misconceptions around the drug crystal methamphetamine ('ice') and people who use ice in Australia. It addresses commonly asked questions about ice, ice and recovery.

It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the material in the discussion guide and then watch the video resource titled “The Story Behind the Stereotype: The Facts and Realities of Ice and Recovery”.

Please be aware that the content addresses some very complex issues and sensitive themes including; drug use, homelessness and poverty. The resource has not been designed to use with children under the age of 15. For evidence-based information for school-aged children, parents and teachers about alcohol and other drugs, please visit Positive Choices.

Developers: This resource was developed by researchers at the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (now 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 in partnership with SBS Australia.

Year: 2018

Cost: Free

Evidence base: This resource has undergone expert review. Refer to the discussion guide for full reference list.

Page last reviewed: Tuesday, 16 March 2021