New factsheet on speed and ice
Methamphetamine is a stimulant, one of the amphetamine group of drugs
manufactured from readily available chemicals. Stimulants speed up the
function of the brain and nervous system. A new factsheet on ice, speed and methamphetamines is now available.
The Other Talk
The Other Talk is about families talking openly about alcohol and other drugs and is an important step when preparing your child for a teenage party. This book is a resource for parents wanting to learn about alcohol and other drugs.
Schoolies week can be a challenging time for parents and young people. Our Schoolies Week pages offer practical guidance to support a safe, informed and fun Schoolies celebration. Parents can find information on how to talk to their teenagers before they head off to Schoolies Week celebrations. Young people can find tips on staying safe, looking after their friends and Schoolies Week activities.
Celebrating 75 years of free public libraries in NSW
2014 is the 75th anniversary of the Library Act 1939 which was passed by State Parliament on 3 November 1939. This landmark legislation led to the provision of free public library services for the people of NSW. Seventy five years later, public libraries are going strong, with 369 libraries across the state, 3.2 million members (that’s 44% of the population), 46 million loans per annum and over 35 million people visiting libraries each year.
The difference between ice and speed
Ice and speed are different forms of methampethamine - a man-made stimulant drug. They are generally distinguished by their appearance and perceived purity. The three main forms are: crystalline (ice or crystal), powder (speed) and base.