THIS is one of the many faces of ice.
A mentally-ill addict, in the grip of schizophrenia and crystal methamphetamine (ice) addiction, convinced the drug is helping him.
Long-term ice user Aaron’s delusions are so great, one minute he thinks the drug helps him sleep, the next he thinks it keeps him awake — all the better to guard him against the people he’s convinced are out to get him as he descends into full-blown paranoia.
The schizophrenia is exacerbated by his ice use, but Aaron believes it heals him.
His disturbing plight unfolds in the first episode of confronting new ABC documentary series Ice Wars.