METHAMPHETAMINE is an extremely dangerous drug with significant immediate and long-term consequences for users, according to the Australian Drug Foundation.
It is associated with a wide range of mental health problems.
They include hallucinations, aggression, anxiety, panic attacks, mood swings, paranoia, mania, suicidal feelings and depression.
There are acute and chronic harms associated with its use.
They include dehydration, weight loss, skin problems, cracked teeth and other dental problems, insomnia, cardiac complications and impaired concentration.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive form of amphetamine with the most dangerous form of it being ice.
That is the street name for crystal methamphetamine hydrochloride.
It is a powerful, synthetic stimulant drug which speeds up messages to the brain.
Ice is more potent than other forms of amphetamine and more pure than the powder form known as speed.
Methamphetamine can take various forms and ice is usually smoked or injected and speed is injected or snorted.
Base is an oily powder or paste that can be injected and tablets are swallowed.
Recent reports indicate an increase in the use of methamphetamine.