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    What Drug Is Called Ice Cream?

    Ice cream is a slang term for methamphetamine, a potent stimulant drug. Common street names for meth include “ice” and “cream,” and combining these names may also refer to meth.

    The street names ice, cream, and ice cream refer to different forms of illegal meth. Ice may be a reference to crystal meth, which can look like small clear or white crystals. Cream may refer to a liquid, injectable form of the drug. Ice cream may refer to any form of meth.

    Non-prescription drug abuse involving methamphetamine is prominent in the United States. Abusing meth can lead to serious side effects such as psychosis, violent behavior, meth addiction, and withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit.

    Street Names For Methamphetamine

    Names for methamphetamine sold on the illicit drug market may include:

    • ice
    • cream
    • ice cream
    • crank
    • crystal
    • tweak

    These slang terms may come from meth’s appearance or side effects. If you hear your family members or loved ones using these terms regularly, they may be talking about methamphetamine.

    Possible Side Effects Of Meth Abuse

    Meth abuse can cause health problems such as:

    • gum and tooth decay (“meth mouth”)
    • mood swings
    • weight loss
    • memory loss
    • psychosis

    These side effects can be life-threatening in patients who abuse meth frequently. Meth can also be present in breast milk, which can be dangerous for mothers who are breastfeeding infants.

    Methamphetamine is highly addictive, especially when it is abused or taken illegally. 

    To learn if our addiction treatment options, including meth detox and behavioral therapy, will work for you or your loved one, please contact us today.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2024 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.
    Article Sources

    Drug Enforcement Administration - Drug Fact Sheet: Methamphetamine
    National Institute on Drug Abuse - Methamphetamine DrugFacts

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