Methamphetamines & Ice

Dexamphetamine, methamphetamine (crack), and benzamphetamine are powerful stimulants. Tolerance develops rapidly and users become psychologically and physically dependent on the effects of the drug.

Signs of Intoxication:

 

  • Increased alertness and energy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Large doses may cause tremors
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Delusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium seizures
  • Coma

Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Depression

Effects:

Mind & Behaviour: May lead to compulsive behaviour, emotional instability, paranoid delusion. May cause anorexia, severe mood swings, suicidal and/or homicidal impulses, acute toxic psychosis.
Heart & Blood: Increased blood pressure, irregular heart beat.
Brain: May cause permanent neutral alternations and brain damage.

ICE
“Ice”, a smoke able form of methamphetamine which comes in a crystallized chunk form, is highly potent and addictive. Chronic use can result in serious psychiatric, cardiovascular; neuromuscular and metabolic disorders.