“Ice” (crystal methamphetamine): concerns and responses

Margaret Hamilton and Adrian J Dunlop
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (4): 136-137. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.01253

There is no cause to feel impotent, despite disturbing media reports about methamphetamine

Methamphetamine has been around for some time. Although it is now available in a crystal form that is more potent and more readily smoked than earlier forms, no-one should feel impotent in the face of widespread alarmist commentary about this drug.

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  • Margaret Hamilton1
  • Adrian J Dunlop2,3

  • 1 Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW
  • 3 Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services, Hunter New England Local Health District, Newcastle, NSW


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