Ice in Australia is the current drug of choice on the streets. Australian drug users now consume more ice than heroin and cocaine combined. People from all walks of life use this drug and are often high functioning individuals. One hit of ice generally costs less than $50 and is one of the reasons for its popularity – it is cheap and easy to get.
Tahlia Adams held down a high-paying job while using ice three times a day. “Nobody in my daily life would have ever thought that I was using ice. Nobody,” recalls Tahlia Adams. The 29-year-old was a self-described high-functioning addict, despite depending on the drug every single day.