This landmark book, from Matt Noffs and his team at the Noffs Foundation, is a much-needed voice of reason in the national conversation around the drug ice. What is ice? What does it do to the brain? What can we learn from previous drug policies about managing the current crisis? And what are the practical steps we can take as parents and carers to help our kids?
Matt Noffs has interviewed leading experts in the public health sector and the justice system, along with drug policymakers and shapers, as well as ice users and their families. He believes we can keep the crisis contained and managed, but we need to do so calmly and strategically - as parents, as a community and as a nation. For anyone seeking to understand what the drug is and how to help our children and our communities get through this crisis, this book is full of facts and sensible advice - and most importantly, it is full of hope.
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About the Author
Matt Noffs is the co-founder of the Street Universities and CEO of Noffs Foundation, Australia's largest drug and alcohol treatment service provider for young people under 25.The Noffs Foundation is a leader in providing drug and alcohol services for young people in Australia. Working in the social sector has been part of Matt's life for as long as he can remember. The Noffs Foundation was founded in 1970 by his grandfather, Reverend Ted Noffs and Margaret Noffs. The couple established Sydney's The Wayside Chapel, set up the first drug referral centre in Sydney and co-founded Lifeline in 1963. Work in the drug rehabilitation field was continued by Matt's parents. As CEO of the Noffs Foundation for a new generation, Matt, with his partner Naomi, established and now runs an early intervention service known as The Street University, in Sydney's west and southwest, which aims to reconnect kids with their communities and help them discover their innate capacity.