ICE use can leave you cold


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.


By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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