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, says that the one thing that will make her quit is “Death.”
Some content may be objectionable. Contains harsh language. Available in DVD format only. English-language subtitled. 46 minutes. 2006.