Anti-drug advocates in Australia are up in arms over a new brochure which tells troubled teenage students they should find a reliable dealer in order to regulate their habit.
The government-sponsored campaign in New South Wales has been accused of implicitly encouraging drug use after it issued a raft of dubious advice to schoolchildren.
In addition to touting the benefits of having a reliable dealer, the pamphlet tells kids: "When you're using a new batch, only try a little at first ... you can always use the rest later."
Responsibility for the booklet lies with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, which many parents have understandably accused of giving imprudent guidance to teenagers.
Additional advice laid out in the pamphlet reveals that amphetamine-related speed can aid weight loss. Another useful titbit recommends carrying the number of a solicitor on you at all times.
No Way campaigner Darren Marton told The Daily Telegraph that there was little excuse for publishing the advice, even though it is targeted specifically at known drug users.
His comments were echoed by the ironically named shadow education spokesman, Andrew Stoner, who said: "Students would be better served being in the classroom rather than at a workshop on drugs."