The dangers of ICE were borne out yet again on the weekend another teenager dying in a road accident, where he was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a person allegedly under the influence of the drug.
It’s yet another tragic reminder that ICE can be dangerous in any situation, but particularly so when mixed with vehicles or in a workplace.
The reason why ICE is dangerous is essentially why people take the drug in the first place. ICE is a stimulant, which means that it speeds up messages that are constantly travelling between a person’s brain and their body. It’s generally stronger and more addictive than other similar drugs, such as speed, which is also a methamphetamine.
People who take ICE will often feel alert and energetic. They may feel somewhat invincible and confident. They may also scratch themselves repeatedly, have enlarged pupils, a dry mouth, fast breathing and increased heart rate. They may grind their teeth and sweat excessively. In some circumstances, particularly if a large amount of ICE or a strong batch is taken, symptoms can also include breathing difficulties, a racing heart beat, fits, agitation, confusion, clumsiness, unconsciousness and death.
In short, taking ICE can leave you very cold, indeed.