Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines by Nic SheffThe story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet.
This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young manís addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery.
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. Its a harrowing portraitóbut not one without hope.
What Does Tweaking Mean?
Unlike the rush associated with crack cocaine, which lasts for approximately two to five minutes, the methamphetamine rush can continue for up to thirty minutes. The delusional effects can result in a user becoming intensely focused on an insignificant item, such as repeatedly cleaning the same window for several hours. The high can last four to sixteen hours. The binge can last three to fifteen days. During the binge, the abuser becomes hyperactive both mentally and physically. Each time the abuser smokes or injects more of the drug, he experiences another but smaller rush until, finally, there is no rush and no high.
What Does Tweaking Mean? Tweaking is considered the 4th stage that methamphetamine users experience. It is also considered the most dangerous. The condition occurs when the user has come to the end of a meth binge. At this point, the drug no longer is providing the user with a rush or a high. Generally, during this stage the user has not slept for several days.
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Seeking addiction treatment can feel overwhelming. - Low-intensity abuse describes a user who is not psychologically addicted to the drug but uses methamphetamine on a casual basis by swallowing or snorting it.
Tweaking is a slang word that means to be under the influence of methamphetamine, also known as speed. Speed can be snorted, smoked, or injected. The initial rush, or beginning of the high, brings the user an increased blood pressure and rapid heart rate. This initial rush is followed by a high that can last up to half a day. As the user comes down, he or she may display excessive energy, aggression, and be inclined to fight.