Ice, or crystal meth, is a very powerful amphetamine, It has a short term effect, and then a comedown period. It’s dangerous to use it regularly, and it can cause problems in your life. There are people you can speak to about problems with ice.
Ice/crystal meth are street names for crystal methamphetamine – a very powerful amphetamine. It looks a little like sheets of glass or ice and people smoke, snort or inject it. It’s also called meth, crystal, shabu and glass.
Drugs affect people differently. But shortly after taking ice, someone might:
Later, as the person comes down and the effects of the drug wear off, they might have:
Taking crystal meth has some nasty long-term effects as well. They include:
There are other things to be careful of with ice. Things like:
Get help for issues you’re having with crystal meth. A doctor, counsellor or other health worker can help. There’s also the Australian Drug Information Network, which provides comprehensive information about drugs, their effects and where to get help.
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