Put yourself in this situation.
A complete stranger comes up to you and offers you a small packet of what looks like crystal pieces.
The person tells you that the drug will give you a high and make you feel great, and that you can stop taking it whenever you want.
He also tells you the bad things you may have heard about ice are overrated.
He will more than likely go on to say he has been using it for years before pointing out how good he looks.
He doesn’t know you, nor does he care about you.
He certainly won’t turn up to your funeral.
This stranger is a drug dealer who wants your business.
He wants to make what is often an initial free transaction – otherwise known as a taste – knowing full well that after this he will have you as a customer for life.
This dealer knows that his crystalised gear is highly addictive.
He is well aware that once you take your first hit, your life will be changed forever … while your short life lasts, that is.
What this wretch doesn’t tell you is that ice will speed the activity of your central nervous system and make you more active – maybe sounds okay so far.
He also doesn’t mention that his product may permanently damage the blood vessels in your brain.
It can also:
– Give you severe depression;
– Make you paranoid;
– Make you convulse and hallucinate; and,
He certainly doesn’t tell you it could kill you, or lead you to kill others while in a psychotic state.
Still sound like a good idea?
What the dirty drug dealer will fail to mention is that if you want to stop taking ice there will be significant withdrawal effects that will ravage your health.
You can say goodbye to a normal life once you’re hooked on this stuff after that first taste.
Ice use has a ripple effect, not only on a user but their family and friends.
History (and crime statistics) show a user will do just about anything to get their next fix.
They steal from those they love and commit serious crime to feed their addiction.
From my experience as a detective, drug dealers have – for a long time – targeted country areas.
Potential ice users in both urban and rural areas are not dissimilar: they want to be accepted into a group, they bend to peer pressure and are looking for something different to try.
You have but one life.
Don’t hand it on a platter to a stinking ice dealer.