ice: smokable methamphetamine

'Ice' is recrystalised methamphetamine hydrochloride, a potent stimulant. Ice will dissolve in water and break down to smaller particles. It generally takes the form of clear crystallised chunks. Ice induces a profound sense of euphoria in the user by blocking the reuptake, and stimulating the release, of dopamine and noradrenaline in the central nervous system. Ice is a "power drug". Methamphetamine use is typically followed by prolonged depression and fatigue. In contrast to base cocaine, smoking meth will extend its effects for up to 24 hrs per ingestion. Smoked in a base form, meth is unappetisingly known on the street as SNOT. It can only be smoked. SNOT gets its name on account of its resemblance to the natural product of the same name. It is very addictive.

The effects of using methamphetamine may include:

  • extreme elation
  • wakefulness
  • alertness
  • enhanced self-confidence
  • aggression
  • talkativeness
  • loss of appetite
  • increased intiative
  • increased physical activity

Withdrawal symptoms may include:
  • severe craving
  • deep depression
  • fatigue
  • inertia
  • paranoia
  • psychosis
        Smokable methamphetamine is similar to smokable cocaine, crack. They may both briefly be delightful. But they offer only a toxic and delusive short-cut to the biological nirvana awaiting our descendants.

and further reading

Built for Speed?
The Good Drug Guide
Amphetamine Resources
ChatGPT on Amphetamines
MDMA: Utopian Pharmacology