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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world — told by a man intimately acquainted with it.

'Luke Williams was a freelance journalist researching addiction to crystallised methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth or ice) when the worst possible thing happened — he became addicted himself. Over the next three months, he was seduced by the drug and descended into psychosis.

'This confronting and illuminating story charts Luke’s recovery from the drug, and his investigation into its usage and prevalence in Australia and the Western world. In examining what led to his addiction, Luke also explores the social problems that surround ice, scrutinising whether its abuse is in fact an epidemic, with what we’re experiencing now merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg, or yet another moral panic about the underclass. Luke traces the history of methamphetamine from its legal usage in the early 20th century to its contemporary relevance as one of the most foreboding and talked-about illicit drugs in the world, and his search for answers sees him researching meth labs, interviewing addicts and law-enforcement officials, and witnessing firsthand the effects of the drug on individuals, families, and the healthcare system.

'Combining memoir with reportage, The Ice Age is a vital, compelling first-person account, and an investigation into a drug that is fast becoming the subject of national discussion throughout the Western world. ' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Vivid Publishing , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 256p.
      Note/s:
      • Published March 2016
      ISBN: 9781925307115

Works about this Work

The Ice Age Review: Inside the Grim Delusional World of Addiction Fiona Capp , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 6 May 2016;

— Review of The Ice Age : A Journey into Crystal Meth Addiction Luke Williams 2016 single work autobiography
'"People do strange and often terrible things when they meet the beast within." Luke Williams should know. He has seen this beast in the mirror and in addicted friends. ...'
Chilling Gonzo Descent into Addiction Andrew McMillen , 2016 single work
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 May 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of The Ice Age : A Journey into Crystal Meth Addiction Luke Williams 2016 single work autobiography
Ice a Danger, Take It from Me Amanda Ellis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 September 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of The Ice Age : A Journey into Crystal Meth Addiction Luke Williams 2016 single work autobiography
'Journalist Luke Williams bounces back from addiction after moving into house of meth users, writes Amanda Ellis.'
The Ice Age Review: Inside the Grim Delusional World of Addiction Fiona Capp , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 6 May 2016;

— Review of The Ice Age : A Journey into Crystal Meth Addiction Luke Williams 2016 single work autobiography
'"People do strange and often terrible things when they meet the beast within." Luke Williams should know. He has seen this beast in the mirror and in addicted friends. ...'
Chilling Gonzo Descent into Addiction Andrew McMillen , 2016 single work
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 May 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of The Ice Age : A Journey into Crystal Meth Addiction Luke Williams 2016 single work autobiography
Ice a Danger, Take It from Me Amanda Ellis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 September 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of The Ice Age : A Journey into Crystal Meth Addiction Luke Williams 2016 single work autobiography
'Journalist Luke Williams bounces back from addiction after moving into house of meth users, writes Amanda Ellis.'
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