Tina is currently the most powerful stimulant sold in the Netherlands.
The intensity of its effect is more than three times that of cocaine (see table).
It floods the brain with dopamine, generating an intense feeling of euphoria.
You also feel energised and confident.
Its effect is often described as “overwhelming” and “incredibly sexually arousing”.
This sounds appealing, but regular use comes with a major downside.
It blurs your perception of time, and suppresses your need for food and sleep.
Sex under the influence of Tina can sometimes go on for days.
Its effect, once it wears off, is often followed by an intense and prolonged hangover, otherwise known as “coming down”.
The duration of this dip depends on how much you took, how long you took it for, and whether or not you took it in combination with other substances.
Many users experience physical, mental and sexual discomfort for days afterwards.
Symptoms include exhaustion, insomnia, depression, anxiety, severe mood swings and a diminished libido.
These symptoms can persist for a week or longer.
– Amount of released dopamine
– Short-term effects
– Effects of long-term use
Amount of released dopamine
Effects of long-term use
Taking crystal meth is an extreme assault on the body, mind and brain.
The more often and more intensively you use it, the sooner you experience its negative effects and the sooner you become mentally dependent.
The intense “high” is often followed by a similarly intense “low”.
A lot of guys who use crystal meth on a regular basis when having sex eventually find it hard to have sex without it.
Symptoms of long-term use: