Tina myths vs.
Some things are just too good to be true. There are many
myths circulating about Tina in Toronto. Tina is presented
as the ultimate aphrodisiac. You may be curious to try it
or are offered it from an acquaintance or at a party. Tina
may look like just another white powder; it isn’t. We
encourage you to find out all you can before you consider
using. The implications of making uninformed choices can be
Tina makes me sexier.
Tina does not make us sexier or more attractive although
it can feel like it does when we are high. Over time,
Tina use can make us undernourished and immune compromised.
Crystal may make us more sexual, but not necessarily in a
Tina lets me be uninhibited sexually.
Maybe yes, but is this a good thing? While
high we are more apt to do things our better judgment would
warn us against while sober. Our sober self sets up limits
that protect us from pain and physical harm. Tina reduces
or removes these barriers for many guys.
I am a sex god on crystal.
Nah, we just think we are. Quantity is not
a substitute for quality. Because of how Tina affects the
brain, it tends to make us focus on quantity. More is not
enough. Tina can make us self-absorbed and narcissistic. It’s
easy to understand why we see ourselves as sex gods when others
see us differently.
Using Tina makes me more popular.
Yes, to other users. To non-users Tina can
have the opposite effect.
Tina makes me feel great when I do it.
It usually does at first. Tina artificially
charges the brain with dopamine, but ‘burns out’
the nerve receptors that convert dopamine into pleasurable
feelings. When these receptors ‘burn out,’ the
body's natural dopamine level becomes insufficient and we
begin to feel depressed when not using. Only another hit of
Tina can temporarily raise the dopamine levels to where the
brain can respond to them.
The more we use Tina, the less sensitive our nerve receptors
will become. This helps create dependence on crystal meth
and makes it extremely difficult to quit. Once the super dopamine
supply is cut off, the user will find it hard to achieve joy
or pleasure doing routine things. This condition can last
a long time and some of the damage may be permanent.
For more on this topic you may want to read our ‘brain
A little Tina now and then won’t hurt
Maybe it won’t, but maybe it will. A
little crystal meth is all the brain needs to start adversely
imprinting its reward center. Even small amounts of Tina may
set up the conditions necessary for dependence. Once that
happens, ‘now and then’ can easily become ‘only
on the weekends.’ By the time we start coming up with
justifications for using Tina more frequently, our ‘now
and then’ habit may have already become a full-blown
I know how to manage it.
It doesn’t affect me the way it affects others.
I will make sure I don’t get addicted.
I don’t have an addictive personality.
Most users think they will be able to resist
dependence. Tina makes us feel powerful, even invincible.
It permits us to think we’re capable of accomplishing
whatever we set out to do, including quitting crystal! When
we decide to quit, we often find we can’t. Quitting
Tina isn't like quitting other substances. It’s usually
a long, hard process that requires dedication and ongoing
commitment and lots of support to achieve.
I am better able to concentrate and solve problems
Tina can't unlock brainpower we don't already have.
It can improve our ability to focus and stay awake
but as we push ourselves further and stay under it’s
influence longer, our thought patterns will become more fragmented
and less focused.
Tina gives me energy and stamina.
Tina increases my productivity.
Tina gives us the illusion of stamina, energy and
endurance. There is nothing in crystal that supplements
our normal energy reserves. It has no nutritional
value. In fact, Tina burns up our reserve energy until we
have to crash from exhaustion. The energy we believe we gain
from using crystal is already within us. If we weren't high,
we would actually have more energy because we would be fueling
ourselves properly, resting, and recharging.
Tina is a great drug for weight loss.
Yes but on the Tina diet, we stand to lose a lot
more than just weight. There are much healthier weight
loss plans and products. If you want to lose weight, please
consult a health care professional trained in the area of
Adapted from Barebackhealth.net with permission.