Much has been said by experts and addiction treatment professionals about the dangers of crystal meth, more popularly known as ice. However, it’s quite interesting when you hear an actual casual ice user talk about the drug, which is exactly what Matt Noffs makes possible in an article for The Age.
Ice feels more addictive
One of Noffs’ reasons for asking a friend who has used ice recreationally in the past to write about the drug is to help stem the tendency of the public to be hysterical in discussing the subject, which, he believes, leads to harsher but ineffective drug enforcement policy.
The factual account says ice gave them a lot of energy and seems to feel more addictive than other class A drugs Noffs’ friend and his pals have taken. However, of the twenty or so friends of his who used ice, only one developed a problem with it, although he eventually stopped using but not before reaching a point where he was beginning to lose control over his ice use. In any case, Noffs’ friend agrees that drugs like ice are self-destructive and are gateways to risky behaviour.
It’s great that Noffs’ friend was able to control himself and used ice only 10 times over the course of about 12 months. Many people in the world are not as fortunate. Ice is an extremely addictive drug, and has claimed—and will continue claiming—many victims everywhere. Governments can implement drug policies, but if they were any effective at curbing the drug trade, there wouldn’t be a worldwide drug problem right now. As Noff said in his article, the best way to take ice is to not take it at all.
To read the article in full, click here.