• The proper name for “Ice” is methamphetamine, which is a kind of amphetamine.
  • “Ice” is a potent central nervous system stimulant. It can impair our nervous system and affect the brain most.
  • “Ice” appears as a semi-transparent, colourless, grain-sized crystals with bitter taste.
  • Street Name:“Ice”, “Shabu”, “Crystal”, “Chalk” etc.

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Adverse Effects of "Ice" Use

  • Restlessness
  • Inability to sleep
  • Dizziness
  • An increase or decrease in sexual desire
  • Reduced appetite
  • Talkativeness
  • Agitation
  • Sweating
  • Chest pains
  • Fever
  • Panic and confusion
  • Permanent inability to sleep
  • Anxiety and tension
  • Nutritional disorders owing to depressed appetite
  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid and irregular heart beat
  • Skin rash
  • Hallucination and feeling of persecution which lead to violent behavior
  • Tolerance/dependence
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Long-term use of “Ice” will lead to tolerance as well as physical and psychological dependence.
  • At very high doses, toxic psychosis, convulsions, coma, brain hemorrhage and death can occur.
  • "Ice" will also affect the nerve system controlling the urinary bladder sphincter system, leading to urinary tract dysfunction.
  • “Ice” is a dangerous drug controlled under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.
  • It is an offence to illegally manufacture, supply or possess “Ice”.