"What is it?"

Speed & Ice

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Speed is a man made drug , that has a bitter taste and usually comes in white, greyish white, pale pink or yellow powder, a liquid and sometimes as a brightly coloured tablet. The powder can sometimes look like small crystals. It can be injected ,snorted ,swallowed, dissolved in a drink or smoked. When people inject the substance into the blood stream they use the liquid form. A new form of speed is currently sweeping the globe.

Speed was originally introduced in the UK in the 1930's as a treatment for colds, flu's and hay fever. The 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse estimated that 9.4 million Americans (aged 12 and older) had tried Speed in their lifetime. This figure shows a marked increase from the 1994 estimate of 3.8 million.

Common Names

  • Anny
  • Anything Going On
  • Bache Knock
  • Bache Rock
  • Bag Chasers
  • Baggers
  • Barney Dope
  • Batak (Philippine Street Name)
  • Bato Bato-(Philippine Street Name)
  • Batu Kilat (Malaysia, it means shining rocks)
  • Batu or Batunas (Hawaii)
  • Candy
  • Cankinstien
  • CC
  • Chach
  • ChaChaCha
  • Chalk
  • Chalk Dust
  • Chank
  • Cheebah
  • Cheese
  • Chicken Flippin







  • Chikin or Chicken
  • Chingadera
  • Chittle
  • Chizel
  • Chiznad
  • Choad
  • Clavo
  • Coco
  • Coffee
  • Cookies
  • Hypes
  • Ibski
  • Ice
  • Ice Cream
  • Icee
  • Ish
  • Izice
  • Jab
  • Jasmine
  • Jenny Crank Program
  • Jetfuel
  • Hydro
  • Jib
  • Jib Nugget
  • Jibb Tech Warrier
  • Jinga
  • Juddha
  • Juice









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  • Junk (San Diego)
  • Kibble
  • Killer
  • Rails
  • Rank
  • Redneck
  • Heroin (Atlanta)
  • Richie Rich
  • Rip
  • Rock
  • Rocket Fuel
  • Rocky Mountain High
  • Rosebud
  • Rudy's Rumdumb
  • Running Pizo
  • Sack
  • Sam's Sniff
  • Sarahs
  • Satan Dust
  • Scante (Hispanic Population in Southern California)
  • Scap
  • Schlep Rock
  • Scooby Snax

Short Term Effects

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The effects of this drug, like other drugs, depends on the user and also how much they take. If the user has only taken a small amount of the drug they may:

  • feel very good and confident

  • feel alert and full of energy

  • be excited or agitated

  • talk alot

  • feel anxious

  • take more risks than usual

  • a faster heart beat

  • faster breathing

  • less hunger

  • a rise in blood pressure

  • their eye pupils enlarge

  • quick movements

  • they may find it harder to sleep.

If the user takes a large amount they may experience:

  • headaches

  • dizziness

  • restlessness

  • shaking

  • irregular breathing

  • a very fast/irregular heart beat

  • pale skin

  • sudden confidence boosts

  • they may become hostile or aggressive

The user may even experience psychosis- a very serious psychological problem where you hear voices, hallucinate and paranoid.

Long Term Effects

If you use speed often over and extended period of time you may:

  • become dependent on the drug

  • often become violent for no reason

  • be upset or depressed

  • get sick more often as your body can no longer protect you from disease properly

  • have relationship, work, money, legal or housing problems

  • have psychosis periods

Snorting/sniffing speed can lead to nosebleeds, sinus problems and damage inside the nose.

Injecting with either used or dirty needles makes you more likely to get infected with hepatitis C/B, and/or HIV, get blood poisoning and skin abscesses (sores filled with pus.)

Injecting over a long time can block blood vessels leading to serious damage to the body's organs such as the liver, heart etc. It may also cause you to have inflamed blood vessels or abscesses.


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Last updated: Sunday, 13 July, 2014