The Ice Age

The Ice Age

Skating and Crashing on Crystal Meth

Unknown - 2009
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The world of illegal drugs has entered a new era: the age of ice, or crystal methamphetamine. This program goes inside the world of "skaters"-hardcore meth addicts-who roam the inner city of Sydney, Australia. Profiling several addicts and the ways in which ice has shaped and devastated their lives, the film depicts a typical meth user's two-week cycle of reckless euphoria followed by a prolonged crash. The program also includes commentary from drug treatment experts who explain how ice amplifies dopamine levels and wreaks havoc in the brain. A user named Lenore, exhibiting meth's terrifying grasp, identifies the one thing that will make her quit: "Death.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (47 min.) : sd., col., digital file


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