List of physical risks and health/social concerns of the rising toll of methamphetamine-related harm in Australia.

10 Jun 2015

Australia has noted an increase in the availability and use of high purity crystalline methamphetamine (crystal meth or ice).

Crystal -Meth

Coupled with the already very high purity of the drug, the trend of smoking ice has been associated with a marked increase in methamphetamine-related health and social problems.

These problems include elevated risk of psychosis, violence, and cardiovascular problems.

Available data show a trend toward people using the drug more frequently, with more people becoming dependent and needing treatment, ending up in hospital or dying from using methamphetamine.

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