rehabilitation for ice addiction

What is Ice?

Ice or Meth is a refined, much stronger form of amphetamine which is more commonly known as speed. The main ingredient is ephedrine or pseudo-ephedrine, which are sometimes found in cough mixtures in small amounts. More recently Ice has become one of the most commonly abused illegal drugs, causing problems in many communities.

Why is ice so addictive?

Dopamine is a feel good chemical that is produced by the body at different times. An ice user can produce 1250 units of dopamine, while a cocaine user only produces 400 units. This helps give some idea of the extreme chemical reaction that occurs when using Ice.

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The effects of ice addiction

Ice is one of the most powerful and addictive drugs available.
It is also one of the most dangerous, causing many serious health problems, including:

Physical

  • Increased heart rate & blood pressure
  • Liver and kidney damage
  • Premature aging
  • Lung problems
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Dental problems
  • Seizures and stroke
  • Changes in brain chemistry

Psychological

  • Psychosis
  • Decreased cognitive function
  • Hallucinations
  • Compulsion
  • Obsession

Emotional

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Mood swings
  • Memory Loss
  • Paranoia
  • Fear
  • Loneliness