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Crystal Meth (Ice)

Crystal meth, or ice as it is more commonly referred to, is part of the amphetamine family of drugs which also includes the drug called speed. The actual ‘high’ that drug users get from using ice as against speed is far more intense and has a significantly higher rate of dependency or addiction. It is the basis for a far greater risk of additional mental problems as well.

Users usually have the same experiences in all stages with the so-called ‘high’. Firstly they experience an initial rush that can last up to 30 minutes; this is a significantly longer period than the associated crack cocaine which will only last for two to five minutes. This period of euphoria is followed by what they call the shoulder period. This can make the abuser very aggressive and have a feeling of superiority which can lead to an argumentative state. Users also can become intensely focused on a very insignificant item and can repeat the same process for hours. The highs that can be experienced from ice can last from 4 to 16 hours.

Users can at this point stay in what they call a binge or uncontrolled use and these binges can last for up to 15 days. During this time the abuser may become hyperactive, both mentally and physically, and every time the abuser smokes or injects more of this drug he experiences another smaller rush until finally there no longer is a rush or a high. This period of binge can have an abuser enter an effect called the crash whereby this time total exhaustion, starvation, possible dehydration, and a deep feeling of being completely physically, mentally and emotionally drained follows. Following this period the abuser then feels depressed and the only way to solve these feelings is to simply take more ice and so the spiral and cycle of addiction continues.

Users will now at this point, as many thousands of cases have proven, need to find a way of supporting this habit and due to their past behaviour caused by their addiction will find employment very difficult to maintain and so will look to find additional ways to support their habit and addicted lifestyle. The most obvious way to gain quick income will be to prey upon the community, usually in the form of break-ins with a view to steal cash or anything that may be converted into cash so as to support their habit. There can be no more devastating feeling than to enter your home after it has been ransacked by a drug-dependent-and-affected person or persons. What would be even more frightening would be to interrupt these drug-crazed people during their illegal exploits in your home. The consequences of this may be life-threatening or, at least, life changing!

Prevention is always a far greater option than trying to wind back time after the event. There are numerous things that you can do to increase the security of your home so as to protect your personal valuables and your loved ones from this devastating and escalating scourge upon our society. Simple steps include putting sensor lighting to the darkened areas around your home as well as good quality security doors and security window screens to all external doors and windows.

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