TIK ADDICTION IN SOUTH AFRICA


Posted April 23, 2020 by Bethesda4Recovery

The Tik Drug (crystal meth) has become a buzzword in drug circles and has become increasingly popular amongst school children and the gang culture because of the ease with which street pharmacists make the drug.

 
Crystal meth is typically sold in ‘straws’ and would cost between R15 and R30. Tik the drug can be found in many forms, from a fine powder to larger crystals. It can be snorted, orally ingested, injected or smoked – smoking being the most common method in South Africa.
On the street, Tik the drug has many names, including “tuk-tuk”, crystal, straws and globes. The powder or crystal is placed in a light bulb after the metal threading has been removed. A lighter is used to heat the bulb and the user smokes the fumes. Some users call the drug “tuk-tuk” because of the clicking sound it makes when smoked. Stolen light bulbs from cars are a sure sign of Tik the drug being smoked in that area.

These are the typical symptoms of a Tik addict:

- Loss of appetite, weight loss.
- Loss of personal hygiene standards.
- Increase in irritability and a short-temper.
- Unnecessary aggressive attitudes and behaviours.
- Dilated pupils.
- Rapid speech.
- High anxiety.
- Psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, aggressive itching of specific areas of the body)
- Constant headaches.
- An overly friendly manner with a false confidence.
- Insomnia.
- Changes in dress, friends and slang.
- Drug paraphernalia: light bulbs, glass straws.
- Regular visits to the doctors due to contraction of sexually transmittable diseases.
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Last Updated April 23, 2020