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Whether you or know someone who is struggling with addiction, or looking for more information on the effects of drug use and current drug policies in Australia our books offer readers with professional insight and expert knowledge from our CEO, Matt Noffs and the team at the Noffs Foundation.
All book sales go towards funding critical services which support young people in need.
Noffs is proud to present ‘Addicted?’, a collaboration between Matt Noffs – CEO of the Noffs Foundation and author of the bestselling ‘Breaking The Ice’ – and the Foundation’s own Kieran Palmer, a vastly experienced clinician in the drug and alcohol field.
This book is about addictions of all kinds. Addictions to smartphones, sex, games, social media, gambling, money, but most of all to alcohol and drugs.
The words ‘addict’ and ‘addiction’ are loaded with baggage. Not just in Australia, but the world over, addicts are considered to be sub-human, if not alien. This book aims to reclaim their dignity. It aims to rescue the word ‘addiction’ from its kidnappers and restore its humanity. It offers personal accounts from inspirational people who have found themselves in the grips of such addictions, and their amazing stories of survival.
Addiction is something that could affect any of us. This is a book that everyone should read.
“Told with searing honesty and compassion, this book is a must-read for anyone affected by addiction. No two authors could write with more authority.” Gabrielle Jackson, Guardian
“Matt Noffs has led the conversation around drug law reform and treatment in Australia. Now he’s making us rethink addiction itself.” Maddison Connaughton, VICE
“One of the great crusading, game-changing books.” Phillip Adams, ABC
Breaking the Ice
This landmark book, from Matt Noffs and the 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.