When most people think of ice cream, the first thing that comes to mind is a delicious, cold treat. Ice cream, a seemingly innocent and delicious term that takes many people back to childhood memories of licking cones on hot summer days. But what does this slang actually refer to in the drug world? What is hidden behind the sweet exterior?
It’s common for drug users to use slang when they talk about drugs in public or in exchanging messages. Using slang terms acts as a smokescreen to throw off anyone who may be eavesdropping on the conversation. It also allows drug users to communicate without having to use the actual names of the drugs, which can be incriminating. So, what does “ice cream” really mean when used in reference to drugs?
Read on to learn more about what this drug slang actually means.
What Drug Is Ice Cream?
Perhaps you’ve encountered the term “ice cream” and since you’re not seeing any reference to the common dessert variety, you are confused about what the people around you are actually referring to.
Are they referring to a drug? What is ice cream slang for?
The term “ice cream” is most commonly used as a street term or slang to describe crystal methamphetamine. Meth is a dangerous, addictive drug that can have serious consequences for those who use it. Meth is a stimulant that produces feelings of euphoria, increased energy, and gives users a false sense of confidence.
Meth is often used in a binge-and-crash pattern where users will take the drug repeatedly over a period of days or weeks until they come down from the high. This can lead to negative consequences such as sleep deprivation, weight loss, and anxiety.
Meth goes by many slang terms including “ice” and “cream”. That’s why people have combined the two terms and used “ice cream.” When this term is used, it’s more likely to refer to crystal meth.
In social media and dating apps, you will also commonly see the ice cream emoji and the diamond emoji, separated or combined, to refer to crystal meth. When you see this on profiles, it could refer to meth.
What Are the Other Street Names and Slang for Meth and Crystal Meth?
Ice Cream, Ice, and Cream are not the only slang terms used to refer to crystal meth. In fact, there are many other street names that are used to describe this dangerous drug.
Other street names for crystal meth include:
- Chicken Feed
- Cotton Candy
- Crystal Glass
- GoGo Fast
- Go-go Juice
- Hot Ice
- LA Glass
- LA Ice
- Mexican Crack
- No doze
- Poor Man’s Coke
- Redneck Cocaine
- Rocket Fuel
- Scooby Snacks
- Stove Top
- Super Ice
- Tick tick
- White Cross
- Yellow Powder
The Dangers of the Drug Ice Cream
While the term “ice cream” might make the drug sound harmless, it’s important to remember that meth is a serious drug with potentially deadly consequences. Meth can cause brain damage, heart problems, and can lead to psychotic behavior. Meth users may also experience “meth mouth” which is when teeth rot and fall out due to the acidic nature of the drug. Other side effects of meth use include:
- Aggressive behavior
- Visual and auditory hallucinations
Meth is also highly addictive. Indulging in this drug just once can lead to addiction. And because meth is so addictive, it’s often difficult for people to quit using the drug on their own. So the next time you hear someone talking about ice cream, be sure to stay far away.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a meth addiction, it’s important to seek professional help. There are many treatment options available that can help people overcome addiction and get their lives back on track.
At the Lighthouse Treatment Center, we offer a variety of programs and services that can help people struggling with meth addiction. We offer detox, residential, and outpatient programs that are designed to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one recover from substance abuse.