Crystal Methamphetamine Persuasive Speech

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Ice, also known as crystal methamphetamine it is a man-made stimulant drug. As well as being one of the most destructive drugs on the illicit market it is also one of the most addictive and a rising concern for Australia as it has reached and affected 2.1% of our nations people. To support my statement that the effects of ice are detrimental to a person’s health I will be discussing several topics, these being; the effects and side effects of the drug and behaviour consistent with users. People who become users of this drug tend to use at least twice a week if not more due to the severe addiction. The drug is either injected or smoked and while on this high they will feel energetic, artificially confident and will experience loss of appetite while also having an increasingly fastening heart rate and breathing. The effects of ice can last anywhere from half an hour to 24 hours. Once the high from the drug wears off the persons likely to feel exhausted, depressed and anxious and most of all an intense craving for more. This craving causes users to do extreme things such as violent and criminal acts without remorse. They also suffer from extreme…show more content…
The users believe that unrelated events somehow connect to them, commonly in a negative way. Staph infections are sores on the body and can be easily spread among users as they constantly pick and scratch at their bodies due to hallucinations of bugs crawling under their skin. One in four users while hallucinating display unconcealed hostile behaviour, such as yelling, throwing furniture or hitting people. St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney decided to face the problem of users who suffer from violent psychotic breaks head on. The hospital developed a special ward to contain them and according to the head of emergency, sedate violent patients with the same amount of tranquiliser dosage as they would use on an

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