What is ice?
Effects of ice
Tolerance and dependence
Ice use in Australia
What is ice?
"Ice" is a common name for crystal methamphetamine. It is more potent
than other forms of amphetamine, including the powder form that is sometimes referred to as "speed".
This means that ice generally has a stronger effect that lasts for longer than other forms of amphetamine. It also has stronger side effects and a worse "comedown".
Amphetamines, including crystal methamphetamine, belong to a group of drugs called stimulants. They speed up the messages going between the brain and the body.
As well as "ice", crystal methamphetamine is known as crystal, meth, crystal meth, shabu, tina or glass.
What does it look like?
Ice appears in a crystalline form that can range from large, clear-coloured, "sheet-like" crystals through to a crystalline powder. It can also appear in a range of colours.
How is ice used?
Ice is usually smoked or injected. It is also snorted or swallowed.
Effects of ice
Effects vary from person to person, and may be immediate or long-term effects. They will depend on the size, weight and health of the person taking ice, whether they are used to taking the drug, whether other drugs are present in their body, and of course, the amount taken.
It can be very hard to judge the amount taken, as the quality and strength of drugs can vary greatly from one batch to another.
There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries some risk—even medications can produce unwanted side effects. It is important to be careful when taking any type of drug.
Depending on how ice is taken, the effects may be felt immediately (through injecting or smoking) or within 30 minutes (snorting) and approximately 20–30 minutes if swallowed. Some of the effects that may be experienced after taking ice include:
Low to moderate doses
feelings of euphoria, excitement and a sense of wellbeing
feelings of confidence and motivation
sense of power and superiority over others
restlessness, repeating simple acts
nervousness, anxiety, agitation and panic
irritability, hostility and aggression
feeling more awake and alert, reduced need for sleep and difficulty sleeping
abrupt shifts in thought and speech that can make people difficult to understand
enlarged (dilated) pupils
increased breathing rate
shortness of breath (from smoking ice)
increased heart rate and blood pressure
irregular heart beat, palpitations
stomach irritation (if swallowed)
increased body temperature
faster reaction times
feelings of increased strength
itching, picking and scratching.
A high dose of ice can cause a person to overdose. This means that a person has taken more ice than their body can cope with.
The risk of overdose increases if the strength or purity of the ice is not known.
Injecting ice increases the risk of overdose due to large amounts of the drug entering the blood stream and quickly travelling to the brain.
High doses of ice can intensify some of the effects. People may also experience:
loss of coordination
rapid pounding heart
violent or aggressive behaviour
“Ice psychosis” is caused by high doses and frequent heavy use. It is characterised by paranoid delusions, hallucinations and bizarre, aggressive or violent behaviour. These symptoms usually disappear a few days after the person stops using ice.
As the effects of ice begin to wear off, a person may experience a range of effects. These effects can last several days after use and may include:
feeling restless, irritable and anxious
radical mood swings
The long-term health effects of ice use include:
malnutrition and rapid weight loss due to reduced appetite
chronic sleeping problems
reduced immunity and increased susceptibility to infections, due to not sleeping or eating properly
cracked teeth and other dental problems from clenching the jaw, grinding the teeth, dry mouth and poor hygiene
high blood pressure and rapid and irregular heartbeat, which places stress on the heart and can increase the risk of heart-related complications such as heart attack and heart failure
increased strain on the kidneys, which can result in kidney failure
increased risk of stroke
depression, anxiety, tension and paranoia
brain damage: there is some evidence that ice can damage brain cells, resulting in reduced memory function and other impairments in thinking.
الموضوع الذي طرحه الكاتب اكبر من تعليقك المسيئ فارجو خالصاً ان تعود الي رشدك وتراحع نفسك فإن كنت من الامنجية فأعلم ان ذنبك أكبر من ذنب تلك المرأة وان كنت غير ذلك فأعلم ان النضال لتحرير السودان من قبضة الاسلامويين واجب عليك وليس سب عرض الكاتب
هذا اولاً اما ثانياً ارجو من القاضي الذي ينظر الي تلك القضية عرض المتهمة علي طبيب نفسي ففي رأي الشخصي انها فعلت ما فعلت لمرض عقلي إذ يستحيل ان تزني تلك المرأة وبداخلها هذا الكم الهائل من الإيمان وانما قد تكون فعلت ذلك تحت تأثير عقار مثلاً ومعروف ان حبوب الايس تجعل المرأة تسعي لفعل الرزيلة بأي طريقة كانت وهذا العقار المهلوس واسع الإنتشار واخيراً اتمني ان كون ذلك الخبر كاذب ولا أساس له من الصحة ومع تحياتي لكاتب المقال
ردود على ahmed
[فرويد] 05-18-2012 09:24 PM
ما هو عقار "الآيس" فأنا أعمل بحقل الطب النفسي ولم أستطع التعرف عليه ؟؟
ويا أخ جحا .. من أين لك أن الزانية لا تستحق الدفاع عنها .. هل نصبّتم أنفسكم آلهة على الناس ؟
[جحا] 05-18-2012 12:21 PM
يا محامى الغفلة يا تعيس , كيف واحد بدافع عن واحدة زانية وما تقول لى متدينة وبطيخ؟؟