Is Tina dangerous?
Is Tina illegal?
Is Tina addictive?
YES. Tina is one of the most addictive ‘recreational’
drugs. There are very real pharmacological and neurophysiological
reasons for this which you can read about on the ‘brain
page’. Crystal is more addictive than alcohol, pot,
cocaine, k (ketamine), GHB, ecstasy and perhaps even heroin.
Tolerance to the effects of Tina builds up quickly in regular
and even occasional users, meaning that more and more of the
drug is needed to achieve the desired effect.
When dependent users stop taking crystal, we have strong
cravings for the drug, and within a few days will experience
physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, including
stomach pain, hunger, headaches, shortness of breath, tiredness
and depression. This can lead us to taking the drug again
to alleviate these symptoms.
This doesn’t mean that if you take Tina you will become
dependent or addicted to it. It means that the risks are much
higher than for other substances. Many guys report that they
could manage other drugs but were unable to manage Tina.