The Australian Anti Ice Campaign (AAIC) aims to expose the drug Ice for what it really is, an insidiously poisonous chemical concoction that eventually, and often rapidly, destroys the physical and mental health of almost everyone who uses it, with the destruction of families and friendships, and often suicide, as the ultimate outcome.
The National Ice Taskforce 2015 made a number of significant findings relating to Ice use by Australia’s youth, including:
- In the six years between 2007 and 2013, the number of Australians aged 14 to 19 using Ice tripled;
- Of even greater concern, in the three years between 2010 and 2013, the number of Australians males aged 14 to 19 using Ice nearly doubled;
In the six years up to 2016, wastewater smpling recorded significant increases in methamphetamine discharge, with 480% increases in some areas.
Recent Household Survey data has shown an increase in weekly Ice use from 12% of self reporting Ice users in 2010 to 32% in 2016. The taskforce reported that the majority of these new dependant or addicted Ice users are young people smoking Ice.
Other research conducted at the University of South Australia found brain wave patterns and physical movement patterns similar to the early onset of Parkinson’s Disease in adolescents who had used Ice only five or six times.
Together, these figures indicate a potential national catastrophe!
AAIC is implementing a radical intervention to address this potential catastrophe. You can click on the image below to view a seven and a half minute television interview that provides a concise summary of AAIC Founder and Chief Executive Andre’a Simmons story - why AAIC was formed and what we aim to achieve.
AAIC employs and trains people who have recovered from Ice addiction to integrate their own horrific stories into a high impact Education Workshop promoting our core message – Not Even Once.
You can click on the image below to view a recent A Current Affair exclusive on the AAIC In School Education Workshop Program.
We aim to rapidly expand our existing program to deliver the AAIC Education Workshop Program in all Australian High Schools, Clubs and in at risk Industries across the nation.
We also train and equip Education Workshop Presenters to fill a second role of “Lived Experience Buddy” - assisting people who are trying to escape Ice addiction and people in recovery from Ice addiction.
Every life matters – every family matters. AAIC is committed to a future where all Australians understand the incredibly destructive nature of Ice use.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Seeking Celebrity Ambassadors
The Celebrity Ambassadors component of the AAIC program seeks the support of all retired and current Australian sport stars, entertainers and public figures from all walks of life.
Potential Celebrity Ambassadors should be happy to endorse AAIC's “NOT EVEN ONCE” approach to Ice, particularly in relation to our teenagers, before completing the Registration Form below.
Celebrity Ambassadors commit to:
- Complete a short video (Example) encouraging people to help Put the Freeze on Ice by joining the AAIC army, and encouraging their fans and the general community, to say NOT EVEN ONCE, if Ice is ever offered to them.
- Share their video on social media.
- Lend their public voice to Put the Freeze on Ice by speaking to the media from time to time as arranged by AAIC's media division.
AAIC will endeavour to book our Celebrity Ambassadors to appear as paid guests at business functions and other AAIC events.
If you have a public following and want to be a part of a massive intervention to address the Ice Epidemic gripping our nation and our youth, then please click the link below and become an AAIC Celebrity Ambassador.