QUIT­TING TINA


Have the dis­ad­van­tages of tak­ing Tina start­ed to out­weigh the advan­tages?
Have you been slow­ly tak­ing more and more Tina?
Can you no longer have sex with­out it?
Have you become increas­ing­ly iso­lat­ed, and been using it increas­ing­ly on your own?
Is your life start­ing to spin out of con­trol?

Are you ready to quit Tina?

Devel­op­ing a depen­dence on Tina doesn’t hap­pen overnight; it’s a grad­ual process.
Men quit in their own time.
Some don’t recog­nise the need to quit until they’ve lost every­thing.
For oth­ers, an unpleas­ant episode may be the turn­ing point.

Some men suf­fer few symp­toms of using, even while their usage is becom­ing prob­lem­at­ic.
Men often have a ten­den­cy to deny that they’re los­ing con­trol.
So they keep post­pon­ing the deci­sion to quit.
A vicious cir­cle can eas­i­ly ensue: sex – chems – come down, repeat.

The fol­low­ing ques­tions may help you to clar­i­fy your cur­rent sit­u­a­tion:
  • Do you often use more than you intend­ed?
  • Are you using more and more often?
  • Do you find your­self crav­ing Tina between sex dates?
  • Do you need larg­er dos­es to achieve the same effect?
  • Do you some­times take more chems to delay or soft­en com­ing down?
  • Are using and recu­per­at­ing tak­ing up much of your time?
  • Do you some­times can­cel appoint­ments because you’ve used or intend to?
  • Are you using despite the grow­ing neg­a­tive effects?
  • Is your usage becom­ing less and less con­nect­ed to sex?
  • Can you no longer have sex with­out Tina?
  • Is your habit start­ing to both­er you?
  • Do you ever find your­self wish­ing you could cut back or quit?
  • Have you tried cut­ting back or quit­ting?
  • Are you find­ing it dif­fi­cult to ful­fil your dai­ly oblig­a­tions?
  • Do you have rela­tion­ship prob­lems as a result of using?
  • Do you ever use while dri­ving, study­ing or at work?
  • Do you some­times use chems secret­ly when vis­it­ing fam­i­ly or friends that don’t use?

Be bru­tal­ly hon­est with your­self!
The more ques­tions you answered “yes” to, the more it sug­gests your use of Tina has become prob­lem­at­ic.
Get your life back on track, and start now!


Com­mon­ly expe­ri­enced symp­toms of using Tina

Although everyone’s expe­ri­ence is dif­fer­ent, one thing is cer­tain.
The longer and more inten­sive­ly you use, the more the prob­lems accu­mu­late.
These can man­i­fest them­selves in a vari­ety of ways.
The fol­low­ing are the ones com­mon­ly expe­ri­enced by men that use Tina.

Phys­i­cal­ly:
  • Severe weight-loss and an unhealthy appear­ance
  • Low resis­tance to ill­ness, and fre­quent bouts of ill­ness
  • Tooth decay
  • Sleep dis­or­ders and a lack of ener­gy
  • Rest­less­ness and mus­cle spasms
Men­tal­ly:
  • Depres­sion
  • A sense of empti­ness, lone­li­ness and/or apa­thy
  • Despair and sui­ci­dal ten­den­cies
  • Intense shame and guilt
  • Wild mood swings
  • Hal­lu­ci­na­tions and para­noid thoughts
Sex­u­al­ly:
  • Obses­sion with porn or sex
  • Dimin­ished or no libido
  • Over­step­ping your own sex­u­al bound­aries
  • Inabil­i­ty to have sex with­out Tina
  • Repeat­ed STIs, or becom­ing infect­ed with HIV or hepati­tis C
Social­ly:
  • Prob­lems at work
  • Debt
  • Fre­quent con­tact with the police
  • Social iso­la­tion and loss of con­tact with fam­i­ly and friends
  • Loss of job, home or part­ner