CRYSTAL METH

What is Crystal Meth?

A powerful, highly addictive CNS stimulant.
A Chemical (not natural) compound that is toxic to humans.
42% of first time users report an intense desire to use again. (estimated)
84% of second time users begin a pattern of increasing use. (estimated)
Some first-time users report that they did not even think that they were high initially. They just felt so great! The initial addiction is “mostly mental”, users want to “feel great” (get high again – stay on a drug run), and do not realize the damage that is being done “internally” to their body and brain. Even after a crash many users report that they “felt fine”, with little “hangover” effect. Anyone struggling with low self-esteem (most teenagers), is highly susceptible to Crystal Meth addiction. Also any youth or adult who have previously been given Ritalin or other stimulant to treat ADHD as a child, seem to be a ‘natural addict’ as the chemical transmission path in their brain has already been ‘burned in’.
Crystal Meth is the first ‘Gender Equal’ drug with equal numbers of male & female users!
D-type Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth, Crystal, JIB, Sister, GIB, Ice)

Clear shiny crystals varying in size from sugar crystals on up.
Smoked in one chamber glass pipes bongs, broken light bulbs, etc.
Drug activated with lighters or micro-torches.
When heated the crystals form a liquid puddle before turning into a vapor.
Onset of Action: 3 – 5 seconds when smoked – may last 8 to 24 hours.
L-type Amphetamine (Speed, Crank, Grit, Smack, Yellow)

Powder can vary from clear to white, to yellowish, or pinkish.
Inhaled up the nose – Snorted – bumped.
Injected (more common in BC, the USA, among older addicts,
or addicts who have previously injected cocaine or heroin.
Onset of Action: 15 – 30 seconds if injected – lasts 4 to 6 hours.
Ingested, taken orally via pressed tablet pills, or powder caplets.
Often mixed with other drugs or mislabeled as Ecstasy. More than 58% of Ecstasy-like pills contain methamphetamine. (as per RCMP) Ecstasy is also considered physiologically harmful.
Onset of Action: 15 – 20 minutes if ingested – lasts up to 24 hours.
Psychological Effects

Euphoria similar to cocaine but more of a mental rush.
Effects last much longer, from 6 to 8 hours on average.
Able to enter into a run state with repeated use to maintain the high.
User can stay awake for a few days, up to several weeks at a time.
Generally a user will keep using until they just can’t get high anymore.
After being awake for several days, the user will begin to sketch or tweak until they crash.
Eventually the user has to crash (sleep).
Generally the longer the run, the longer the crash.
User Behaviors

Initially: Energized, talkative, happy, (false) sense of confidence and power.
Jumpy Eyes: A user’s eyes will tend to jump around and flit from side to side.
Loss of interest in normal activities, food, water, sex, sleep.
“Tweaking” or “Geeking” meaning to do something for hours.
For example a girl fixing her hair for 7.5 hours; or walking around Wal-Mart for 9 hours.
Sketched out: Agitated, nervous, moody, irritable, aggressive behavior.
Severe symptoms of sleep deprivation: hallucinations, delusions, extreme paranoia,
violent outbursts.
Tweakers / Sketch cases may have an unpleasant chemical body odor.
Withdrawal: Constant jitteriness, or listlessness, severe depression.
Physiological Effects

Cracked lips (JIB sores), skin rashes or sores from scratching and itching.
“Speed bumps” where toxins begin to build up under your skin and form bumps.
Other symptoms: Hyper alertness, mental confusion, inability to focus on one task,
cramping & muscle spasms.
Users Eyes: Constricted, or dilated pupils. Extremely rapid eye movements.

URBAN LEGEND: Some users will prick their speed bumps to get the liquid out and re-smoke it.
Long Term Effects

Prolonged use may occasionally cause blurred vision, dizziness, and loss of coordination.
Users may occasionally experience chemically induced schizophrenia, and toxic psychosis.
Users may occasionally experience brain toxicity, kidney, liver and lung failure, heart disease.
Users may occasionally experience permanent brain damage – even with minimal use.
Prolonged chronic use may in rare cases lead to death, generally due to a sudden “failure” of
a vital organ, heart attack, or stroke (a rupture or an obstruction of an artery in the brain).

NOTE: If you are concerned about your health at all due to your past methamphetamine use.
Go see a Doctor and get a professional medical opinion!
New findings suggest that neurological impairments may last up to 2 years after cessation of stimulant use (Hoff et al., 1996; Melega et al., 1997a).
Run Pattern: What is a Meth run?

RUSH: First stage of abuse. Five to 30 minute response to the drug entering the users system, marked by an increase in body metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, intense feelings of euphoria and well being, pleasure, and confidence.

HIGH: User feels aggressively smarter and may become argumentative, user feels “superhuman” may start many different tasks, thinks that they can do things better that when straight.

BINGE: When the user needs to use again and continue using to maintain their high or to keep from coming down. Each new Rush diminishes in intensity until the user no longer gets high from using. During the final stages of a Binge the user becomes mentally and physically hyperactive to try to maintain the high as long as possible. They also become ever more delusional, paranoid, and sketched out and are prone to increasing bouts of violent behavior. A binge can last from a night to several weeks.

TWEAKING: (POLICE INFO. VERSION) The user is in their most dangerous state. They cannot get high anymore but haven’t quite crashed. Nothing they can do will take away the emptiness the binge has created. (The depletion of brain neurotransmitters.) Some tweakers will take depressants such as alcohol, GHB, or heroin to bring them down and help them crash. Tweakers experience feelings of uncontrolled frustration and may become violent. Tweakers tend to arm themselves and participate in crimes of opportunity.

TWEAKING: (USER PERSPECTIVE) This is a term used to explain the intensity of the users fixation on whatever he or she may be doing in the duration of the high. Anything that gets the users attention (fixing, cleaning, shopping, sex, etc.) Everything becomes a project that cannot be left alone. Your attention on the one thing you have become fixated on becomes very intense. This is probably why they first tried Meth for people with attention disorders. Ex: a tweaker will start out fixing something simple on a computer. Hours later the whole computer has been taken apart in little pieces. They cannot pull their attention towards something else. They are “tweaking out”. This is not a stage in a meth users high. This is the high. This is not a violent stage.

CRASH: The abuser will generally sleep from one to three days, giving their brain and body a chance to recover a bit. They can quickly lose a lot of weight, and become very malnourished.

NORMAL: The user generally feels somewhat normal when they wake up and often tries to return to a pre-use lifestyle. The duration and degree of normal soon deteriorates into a continuous binge & crash cycle. The users begins to feel “normal” when using the drug, when they are high; and NOT “normal” when straight.

WITHDRAWAL: (POLICE INFO. VERSION) When the user is unable to continue using the drug they often become depressed and suicidal. Note: Most users do not experience any significant physical withdrawal (such as a hangover) when they wake up. Most feel “normal”. They do experience an extreme psychological desire to get high again.

WITHDRAWL: (USER PERSPECTIVE) Severe physical exhaustion, Intense hunger, Heart palpitations, depression, bruising, muscle aches, etc. The withdrawals can last up to several weeks. This is due to the damage the users body has been put through from malnutrition, dehydration, sleep deprivation. It takes a chronic user about two weeks to start feeling energy and the ability to function normally.
Why do people use Crystal Meth?

The chemical rush is equivalent to 600 times (estimated) the normal amount of dopamine and norepinepherine released into the body naturally when we feel good.
The rush is immediate and intense; and depending on the dose, can last from 2-14 hours.
When the user feels they are starting to come down, they can use again to maintain their high often going on a ?run” for days or weeks at a time.
After a person wakes up from a ?crash?, most often they feel relatively physically normal.
Girls & Women who use Meth are able to lose weight and look great.
Smoking Crystal eliminates the use of a needle, thereby reducing the risk of AIDS and other blood diseases.
The Low Cost of Production results in large profits for the dealers who sell Meth and the clan lab operators who produce it.
Crystal Meth can be cooked by relative amateurs with readily available ingredients.
Why should you NOT use Meth?

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive chemical.
Methamphetamine has a high potential for abuse and dependence.
All forms of methamphetamine are extremely dangerous and induce long-lasting, debilitating effects, some effects take years to recover from if at all.
Meth users often experience extreme weight loss and malnutrition.
Methamphetamine kills by causing heart failure, brain damage and stroke.
Methamphetamine-induced paranoia has led to numerous murders and suicides.
Meth use increases risk of child abuse and neglect and domestic violence.
Every pound of meth produced leaves behind five to six pounds of toxic waste.
All methamphetamine users suffer some long term damage from the chemical exposure to their brains.
Disgusting User Behaviors

URBAN LEGEND: Meth users have been known to save and dry out their own urine and re-smoke the Meth Crystal residue. Up to 25% (estimate) of the Chemical may pass through a user’s system as their body can only process so much. That is why toxins starts to come out of their skin, (speed bumps) etc. (Note: I have NOT seen any proof that the liquid in speed bumps is meth/speed. It may be just puss.)
Meth users will do stupid things for hours on end without really accomplishing anything.
Meth users will hallucinate and may have delusional conversations with no one!
Meth users can become agitated and get into fights over minor things.
Meth users often commit crimes of opportunity when tweaking.
Meth users may scratch themselves or pick at JIB sores until they become infected.
Meth users may smell bad from chemical residue coming out of their pours.
Meth users may get so paranoid from sleep deprivation that they can be afraid to go out.
Meth users may crash and wake up in strange places with strange people.
Meth users may hangout with other people who they wouldn’t go near if straight.
Pregnancy and Methamphetamine

If methamphetamines are used during pregnancy, babies tend to be:
Asocial.
Incapable of bonding.
Have tremors.
Have birth defects.
Cry for 24 hours without stopping.
There is also an increased risk of child abuse and neglect
of children born to parents who use methamphetamines.
HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C?

Increased HIV and hepatitis B and C transmission are likely consequences of increased methamphetamine abuse, particularly in individuals who inject the drug and share injection equipment. Infection with HIV and other infectious diseases is spread among injection drug users primarily through the reuse of contaminated syringes, needles, or other paraphernalia by more than one person. People using drugs are less likely to be concerned about “safe sex” practices, or who they have sex with.
Tweakers

The most dangerous stage of meth abuse for abusers, medical personnel, and law enforcement officers is called “tweaking.” A tweaker is an abuser who probably has not slept in 3-15 days and is irritable and paranoid. Tweakers often behave or react violently and if a tweaker is using alcohol or another depressant, his negative feelings and associated dangers intensify. The tweaker craves more meth, but no dosage will help re-create the euphoric high, which causes frustration, and leads to unpredictably and potential for violence. A tweaker can appear normal: eyes can be clear, speech concise, and movements brisk. But a closer look will reveal the person’s eyes are moving ten times faster than normal, the voice has a slight quiver, and movements are quick and jerky. These physical signs are more difficult to identify if the tweaker is using a depressant. Tweakers are often involved in domestic disputes and motor vehicle accidents. They may also be present at “raves” or parties and they may participate in spur-of-the-moment crimes, such as purse snatchings or assaults, to support their habit.
6 Safety Tips for Approaching a Tweaker (from the police)

1. Keep a 7-10 ft. distance. Coming too close can be perceived as threatening.
2. Do not shine bright lights at him. The tweaker is already paranoid and if blinded by a bright light he is likely to run or become violent.
3. Slow your speech and lower the pitch of your voice. A tweaker already hears sounds at a fast pace and in a high pitch.
4. Slow your movements. This will decrease the odds that the tweaker will misinterpret your physical actions.
5. Keep your hands visible. If you place your hands where the tweaker cannot see them, he might feel threatened and could become violent.
6. Keep the tweaker talking. A tweaker who falls silent can be extremely dangerous. Silence often means that his paranoid thoughts have taken over reality, and anyone present can become part of the tweaker’s paranoid delusions.

Recovery & Treatment
Detox

Detox within 4 to 6 weeks. Users report physical cravings (physical de-ja-vu’s) for up to a year, often intensifying at three month intervals. Likelihood of relapse increases with length and severity of use. Users must also deal with a strong psychological addiction, triggered by common sights, conversations, and thoughts. Which if not kept under control can lead to quick relapse when accompanied by recurring physical cravings. Methamphetamine users are considered the hardest type of addicts to treat. Most do not suffer significant physical or psychological symptoms until they are firmly addicted, and then try to deny they have a problem for as long as they can, because they do not want to give up something that makes them feel “so good”.
Treatment

At this time the most effective treatments for methamphetamine addiction are Cognitive Behavioral interventions. These approaches are designed to help modify the patients’ thinking, expectancies, and behaviors and to increase skills in coping with various life stressors. Methamphetamine recovery support groups also appear to be effective adjuncts to behavioral interventions that can lead to long-term drug-free recovery. There are currently no particular pharmacological treatments for dependence on amphetamine or amphetamine-like drugs such as methamphetamine. The current pharmacological approach is borrowed from experience with treatment of cocaine dependence. Unfortunately, this approach has not met with much success since no single agent has proven efficacious in controlled clinical studies. Antidepressant medications are helpful in combating the depressive symptoms frequently seen in methamphetamine users who recently have become abstinent. There are some established protocols that emergency room physicians use to treat individuals who have had a methamphetamine overdose. Because hyperthermia and convulsions are common and often fatal complications of such overdoses, emergency room treatment focuses on the immediate physical symptoms. Overdose patients are cooled off in ice baths, and anticonvulsant drugs may be administered also. Acute methamphetamine intoxication can often be handled by observation in a safe, quiet environment. In cases of extreme excitement or panic, treatment with antianxiety agents such as benzodiazepines has been helpful, and in cases of methamphetamine-induced psychoses, short-term use of neuroleptics has proven successful.
Treatment Obstacles

Insomnia , depression, suicidal feelings.
Recurring hallucinations, and delusions.
Disorganized lifestyle, poor coping abilities, decreased social skills.
Permanent psychological problems.
Disturbance of normal personality development.
Ongoing violent and aggressive behavior.
Weight loss, malnutrition, body image fixations.
Lowered resistance to illnesses.
Physical complications, such as: kidney and lung disorders, liver damage.
Possible brain damage due to the destruction (loss) of nerve cells.
Behavior resembling paranoid schizophrenia.

Symptoms of Methamphetamine Use

Stage 1: Low Intensity Use

People who use meth in this stage are primarily adolescents, Housewives, and Shift Workers. They do not necessarily become addicted to the drug, but use the drug for the desired effects:
Stimulation
Weight Loss
Not all the users become addicted at this level, but with neuroadaptation of the drug, and increased amounts consumed, toxic effects are experienced:
Psychological disturbances
Dangerous Weight Loss
Severe Insomnia
With the abstinence of meth, the following syndromes are common:
Anergia: Decreased energy.
Anhedonia: Inability to experience pleasure, boredom: in contrast to the intense euphoria of the drug experience, sharpens the users dissatisfaction with the current state.
Craving:
Endogenous: “comes from within” or background craving, feelings of dysphoria.
Environmentally Cued: Immediate, catastrophic, overwhelming craving stimulated by objects, persons, and situations associated with prior drug use.

Stage 2: Binge Use

Effects:
Aggression
Violence
Paranoia
Anxiety
Hallucinations
Hyperactivity
Weight Loss

Stage 3: High Intensity Use

Effects:
Extreme Weight Loss (50-100 lbs.)
Sever Malnutrition
Aggression
Violence
Belligerence
Toxic Psychosis
Paranoia
Hallucinations
Hysteria
Sleep Deprivation
Stroke
Heart Failure
How is Methamphetamine different from Cocaine?
Natural versus Chemical: Aren’t they both chemicals?

Methamphetamine is classified as a psychostimulant as are such other drugs of abuse as amphetamine and cocaine. We know that methamphetamine is structurally similar to amphetamine and the neurotransmitter dopamine, but it is quite different from cocaine. Although these stimulants have similar behavioral and physiological effects, there are some major differences in the basic mechanisms of how they work at the level of the nerve cell. However, the bottom line is that methamphetamine, like cocaine, results in an accumulation of the neurotransmitter dopamine, and this excessive dopamine concentration appears to produce the stimulation and feelings of euphoria experienced by the user. In contrast to cocaine, which is quickly removed and almost completely metabolized in the body, methamphetamine has a much longer duration of action and a larger percentage of the drug remains unchanged in the body. This results in methamphetamine being present in the brain longer, which ultimately leads to prolonged stimulant effects, and one third or more of the drug passing through the body out into the urine.
Cocaine is based on a natural product and is metabolized fairly quickly in the user’s body – 1 hour half-life. As a natural product, cocaine use will send strong ABUSE and WITHDRAWAL signals back to the user.
Methamphetamine is a chemical compound and is metabolized very slowly – 12 hour half-life. Methamphetamine use sends very little ABUSE and WITHDRAWAL signals back to the user (at least at first); yet the internal damage it does to the user’s brain and internal organs is almost immediate.
What are the medical complications of methamphetamine abuse?

Methamphetamine can cause a variety of cardiovascular problems. These include rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and irreversible, stroke-producing damage to small blood vessels in the brain. Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature) and convulsions occur with methamphetamine overdoses, and if not treated immediately, can result in death. Chronic meth methamphetamine abuse can result in inflammation of the heart lining, and among users who inject the drug, damaged blood vessels and skin abscesses. Methamphetamine abusers also can have episodes of violent behavior, paranoia, anxiety, confusion, and insomnia. Heavy users also show progressive social and occupational deterioration. Psychotic symptoms can sometimes persist for months or years after use has ceased. Acute lead poisoning is another potential risk for methamphetamine abusers. A common method of illegal methamphetamine production uses lead acetate as a reagent. Production errors may therefore result in methamphetamine contaminated with lead. There have been documented cases of acute lead poisoning in intravenous methamphetamine abusers. Fetal exposure to methamphetamine also is a significant problem in the United States. At present, research indicates that methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy may result in prenatal complications, increased rates of premature delivery, and altered neonatal behavioral patterns, such as abnormal reflexes and extreme irritability. Methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy may be linked also to congenital deformities.
Why is Crystal Methamphetamine Addictive?

All addictive drugs have two things in common. They produce an initial pleasurable effect, followed by a rebound unpleasant effect. An amphetamine, through its stimulant effects, produces a positive feeling, but when it wears off it leaves a person with the opposite feelings. This is because of the suppression by the drug of the normal production of adrenaline. Now, a chemical imbalance is created and the result is irritability that physically demands more of the drug to go back to normal and feel good again. This pleasure/tension cycle leads to loss of control over amphetamines – and addiction.

The Brain’s reward system consists of various drives and needs of the body; sex, hunger, thirst and friendship. When these drives are satisfied, or when pain is relieved, a signal is sent to certain brain cells which manufacture a chemical substance that signals reward. When these monitor cells have been stimulated, a signal is sent to the tip where a small amount of this reward chemical is released. The chemical or neurotransmitter then reaches and stimulates the reward center, causing a feeling of well-being. Amphetamines produce an artificial feeling of pleasure. Most addictive drugs are able to produce pleasurable effects by chemically mimicking certain normal brain messenger chemicals which produce positive feelings in response to signals from the brain. An example of this is the narcotic drug which mimics endorphin (nature’s natural pain reliever). This is like having counterfeit money which will fit into the slot machine. When the drug comes in, its stimulates the reward center. This short circuits the survival mechanism, because the reward center cell can’t tell the difference between the drug and the natural chemical messenger. The result is a dependence on the immediate, fast, predictable drug which, at the same time, short circuits interests in and the motivation to make life’s normal rewards work. When the amphetamine molecule comes in through the blood stream, it bypasses the natural nerve cells and causes the artificial release of normal, chemical messengers for positive feelings. What happens as a result of this is a feeling of satisfaction, well-being and relief. Then, automatically the system sends a signal of positive rewards back to the memory of this activity. The first of many pleasure hooks has been implanted into the memory. The amphetamine drug lies to both the Reward Center and to the Monitor Cell. The cell adapts to the excess stimulating effect of amphetamine by shutting down production of the natural stimulatory chemistry, to try to keep a balance.
Where Does the High Go?

The FIRST association with amphetamine has been locked in your subconscious memory. The subconscious learns through IMMEDIATE ASSOCIATION i.e. using amphetamine gives almost immediate pleasure. Your subconscious remembers that first initial “high” and actually forces you to want to recapture it. Usually a person using amphetamine never gets as big a “high” as she or he did on the FIRST dose. This is a result of the drug’s ability to suppress and deplete the brain’s production of the normal chemical messenger on which the brain relies to generate positive feelings. The brain adapts to the presence of amphetamine by decreasing production of the normal chemical messenger. The user then begins to use more – he has to work harder to get less and less pleasurable effect. Ultimately he crashes. As tolerance develops to the euphoric effects, higher and higher doses of amphetamine are needed to get pleasurable effects. Then, the more you use, the greater risk from toxic effects of amphetamine. People who use amphetamines often lose weight because the drug turns off the drive to eat. The drug produces a feeling of satisfaction with regard to food, even though no food was eaten. Tolerance to this effect develops. When the person stops using the amphetamine, there is usually a rebound increase in appetite as the body discovers it has been literally feeding off itself and wasting tissue.
Repetition Strengthens Memory

The memory works like a cassette recorder and stores all that the body experiences. At some time later, when “signaled,” physical experiences stored in the memory can be played back. Repetition strengthens memory. Through repetition, the pleasant effects of amphetamine and the relief of painful withdrawal, become strongly programmed into the survival mechanism.
Why Does Crystal Methamphetamine Take Over Your Life?

Methamphetamine, like other addictive drugs, is able to short-circuit your survival system by artificially stimulating the reward center, or pleasure areas in your brain, WITHOUT ANYTHING BENEFICIAL HAPPENING TO YOUR BODY. As this happens, it leads to increased confidence in methamphetamine, and LESS confidence in the normal rewards of life. This first happens on a physical level. Then, it affects you psychologically. The big methamphetamine lie results in decreased interest in other aspects of life, as you increase your reliance and interest in methamphetamine. People, places and activities involved with using methamphetamine become MORE IMPORTANT. People, places and activities or lifestyles that worked through your normal reward system, before using methamphetamine, become LESS important to you. In fact, after awhile, a heavy methamphetamine user will actually RESENT people, places and activities not able to fit in with methamphetamine use. In certain studies, animals would press levers to release methamphetamine into their blood stream, no longer concerned about eating, mating or other natural drives. They will, in fact, die of starvation in the process of giving themselves methamphetamine even though food is available.
Is There Methamphetamine Withdrawal?

Yes. The severity and length of the symptoms vary with the amount of damage done to your normal reward system through amphetamine use. The most common symptoms are: drug craving, irritability, loss of energy, depression, fearfulness, wanting to sleep a lot, or, difficulty in sleeping, shaking, nausea and palpitations, sweating, hyperventilation, and increased appetite. These symptoms can commonly last several weeks after you stop using amphetamine. With medical treatment, these symptoms can be handled and eliminated much more quickly. So we see that as more of the drug comes into the body, more of the body’s natural chemistry is suppressed. Eventually, natural reward messenger chemical production is almost shut down completely. If the drug is removed at this time, there will be a feeling of panic. This extreme state of irritability, tension and anxiety is what is called withdrawal. During this time attempts at meeting normal survival needs don’t register satisfaction in the brain’s reward system because, the messenger for satisfaction has been suppressed by the drug. Instead, the central survival mechanism sends out a panic signal screaming that the body is in extreme distress.
The Basic Problem of Addiction

Amphetamine causes false feelings of well-being. More and more confidence is placed in the drug while other survival feelings are ignored and bypassed. The result is a lack of concern for, and confidence in, other areas of life. It is at this point that physical dependence settles in. Notice that in the beginning, the pleasure impressions in the memory were quite small. But as the natural chemistry becomes more and more suppressed, the survival mechanism receives a greater and greater feeling of pleasure through the use of the drug. Furthermore as the drug starts to relieve the withdrawal, the addicted person feels, “I needed that.” And so the subconscious memory is learning through the body that the drug is not only something that is pleasurable, but something that is needed just to make it through the day.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Severe Craving.
Insomnia.
Restlessness.
Mental Confusion.
Depression.

Although a person addicted to crank or ice may experience withdrawal symptoms for a short time, the benefits to a person who stops using the drug greatly outweigh an addiction to methamphetamines. These benefits include a longer, healthier life and greater enjoyment of everyday activities.

TWEEKERS
Tweekers always have something to fix,
with electricians tape and tooth picks.
Tweekers don’t trip off eatting, don’t trip off sleeping,
don’t trip whether it’s day or evening, DO trip
off who their meeting…Always hiding never seeking
Tweekers do like speaking, do like peeking, do like tweekin, do like tweekin
Old lady Tweekers tease their hair, wear jean skirts and no underwear
Tweekers loose their teeth, burn their thumbs, hide
that they tweek, have black stains on their sleeves
Tweekers like others who tweek…talk about each other, then get together and tweek.
Tweekers hide behind locked doors, pretend they have
nothing while they smoke and sneak, smoke and sneak
Tweekers pick at their face, jump on your case, don’t knowthe date, DO know to lock the gate….

Tweekers ALWAYS run late
If a Tweeker has a car, they stay where they are, don’t
open the trunk, packed with junk, bungee cord
speaker wire, rubber gloves, fluid for fire, empty torch
Tweekers have dead BIC lighters all over their house
Tweekers have Tweekers sitting on their coach
Tweekers don’t trust, most can’t be trusted
Tweekers get paranoid, risk getting busted
Tweekers have vision most cannot see
Tweekers can see things that cant be seen
Tweekers drive by the rearview…..Can’t see me, but a Tweeker sees you
Tweekers don’t visit their friends who don’t have dope
Tweekers loose their mind, loose their kind, always fast
forward, can’t rewind
Tweekers end up in jail
Tweekers can’t afford bail
No one there for them, Tweekers live in hell
Tweekers hurt the ones who love them true
Tweekers leave questions, when answers are due
Families left in wonder, loss and pain
Tweekers rollin the dice
A game of life wasted…
Just Tweekin in vain