Short term effects
Anxiousness and nervousness
Extreme moodiness and irritability
Purposeless, repetitious behaviour, such as picking at skin or pulling out hair sleep disturbances
False sense of confidence and power
Aggressive or violent behaviour
Longer term signs of abuse
Disinterest in previously enjoyed activities; and severe depression.
Dry mouth, sores in and around the mouth
Irritability, temper outbursts, aggression
What are the medical complications?
Rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat,
Increased blood pressure
Damaged blood vessels and skin abscesses
Acute lead poisoning
50 % of the dopamine producing cells in the brain can be damaged
Tik: not a great injectionable drug
Severe dental problems are caused by Meth
Abscesses caused by “cranking” (injecting Meth intravenously)
Meth needle marks
Visual and auditory hallucinations
How long does TIK stay in the system?
Approximately 5 days
Realities to prepare for if you’re dealing with TIK in your home
Tik cravings are long lasting and repetitive
Small valuables start disappearing
As addiction progresses, aggression will set in
Use of downers may follow
Before and After photo of a TIK user
Wil jy nog TIK gebruik nadat jy hierdie pragtige dogter gesien het?