What is ice drug? Methamphetamine or “meth,” also called ice drug, is a bitter white powder sometimes made into a white pill or shiny white, crystal-like rock. Whether you swallow, snort, smoke or inject ice, it is a deadly substance. Using meth is a one-way ticket to destruction.
Other names for ice include crank, crystal, meth, glass, and chalk.
What is Ice Drug and What are Its Effects?
Ice drug causes quick mood changes, ranging from excited and happy to angry and violent. It speeds breathing and increases your blood pressure. The drug makes people too energetic, so they talk and move around quickly, seemingly just to keep moving. They usually don’t even stop to eat or sleep. Paranoia is common with ice, as well as skin scratching and picking. People using meth experience burns on their lips and fingers if they smoke the drug and abscesses or injection sores if they inject it. Some people even want to end their own lives when using meth. After tolerance to meth begins, you need more ice drug for the same high. This tolerance takes many people from eating or snorting the drug to smoking or injecting it. Other symptoms of meth abuse include feeling very sad, getting tired but not sleeping well, feeling angry or nervous, being unable to feel happy and experiencing strong cravings for the drug.
What is Ice Drug Made Of?
Now that you know some of the effects of ice drug, what is ice drug made of and how is it made? Methamphetamine is a man-made substance of chemicals. This is very different from other drugs like heroin, marijuana, and cocaine, which come from plants. Ice is secretly made in illegal labs where cooks combine amphetamine drugs or similar substances with other chemicals. Most meth uses common cold or allergy remedy pills for some of its ingredients. People cooking meth get very creative with the recipe, making every dose incredibly dangerous and a gamble with your life. You never know what is in a specific batch. The meth cook pulls ingredients from the cold medicine pills to increase the substance’s strength, then adds a cocktail of chemicals including frightening things like battery acid, drain cleaner, antifreeze and lantern fuel.
Using Ice Means You Need Ice Drug Addiction Treatment
Serenity House Detox is located in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. We are a licensed detox facility that provides services and therapies for healthy withdrawal before attendance at a drug rehab Miami. The services at Serenity House Detox include:
- Residential inpatient detox
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Individual therapy
- Healthy nutrition and supervised withdrawal
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Holistic approach to treatment