Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear

About Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear is an internet-based brief early intervention program developed by the University of Newcastle, in partnership with NSW Health, Matilda Centre, and Curtin University. The program is designed to help individuals become more aware of how their current lifestyle and use of ice (crystal methamphetamine) affect their health and other areas of their life. Participants will have access to online resources and information about ice. If participants decide to make changes to their lifestyle, the program will provide support to help them achieve their goals.

The program covers four modules:

  1. What’s in it for me?
  2. Weighing it all up
  3. Where to from here?
  4. Goal Setting


Who is Crystal Clear for?

The Crystal Clear program is a tool for individuals who want to gain a better understanding of the impact of their drug use and make informed decisions about their health and well-being.

The Crystal Clear program is designed for individuals who have light to moderate use of ice. It aims to target people who are either at risk of progressing to problematic use or are already experiencing problems but are not yet seeking professional help. The program has a focus on young adults aged 16-25 years (but not to the exclusion of older adults).

Is there a cost to use Crystal Clear?

No – Crystal Clear is free to access and use.

How to access Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear can be accessed at

Crystal Clear Research and Evaluation

The Crystal Clear program is evidence-based, drawing upon principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivation Enhancement Training. The Crystal Clear online intervention, formerly Breaking the Ice, has been evaluated in peer-reviewed randomised controlled trials.

Visit this page to view a list of randomised controlled trials assessing Crystal Clear.