Drug regulations work to cut ‘ice’ use

Regulations that control chemicals used to make the drug ‘ice’ work, but they come at a cost, according to new research published today in the journal Addiction.

The paper reviewed the results of credible studies on the impacts of what are known as ‘precursor regulations’. These regulations control access to the chemicals used to make ice, including pseudoephedrine, the active ingredient in cold-and-flu tablets.

Methamphetamine, or “ice” is a highly addictive drug that affects somewhere between 14 and 53 million people globally. The drug is notorious for causing psychosis, leading to paranoia and outbursts of aggressive behaviour in users.

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