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What Is the Tina Drug?

What Is the Tina Drug?

What is Tina slang for? “Tina” is a name given by the LGBTQ community and refers to the well-known drug crystal methamphetamine or crystal meth. Other words for the drug include chalk, sketch, speed, and zoom. The Tina drug is popularly used by gay men and women in the LGBTQ community who will often use the drug to perform sexual activities, typically during sex parties. The lavish parties are often advertised on social media platforms like Tinder and will provide free crystal meth to enhance sexual experiences.  

Why Is Meth Called Tina? 

The drug called Tina is a shortened name or nickname for Christina, which refers to crystal meth. The drug is highly addictive and abused mainly by gay men. The drug grants a powerful euphoric sensation and comes in several forms, including powder, tablets, and crystals. People will smoke Tina for rapid effects and often perform sex for an extended time. The Tina drug is known to produce numerous intense phases, which can lead to long-term health complications or overdose. From the rush and euphoric phase to the hangover and depression phase. The after-effects often lead to relapse and addiction.  

Crystal Meth Side Effects

Since the Tina drug inflicts sex for hours and increases pain tolerance, the LGBTQ community is well-known for misuse and abuse of the drug. Unfortunately, due to the boost of confidence, many users still do not use protection during intercourse, resulting in a spike in HIV and STDs in the LGBTQ community. Other Tina effects include:  

  • Addiction 
  • Tremors 
  • Jaw clenching 
  • Severe tooth decay 
  • Extreme weight loss  
  • Severe sleep disorders 
  • Delirium and psychosis 
  • Anxiety or panic attacks 
  • Increased blood pressure 
  • Increased heart rate or heart attack 

If a person is undergoing these negative side effects, then meth addiction treatment is highly recommended as soon as possible to avoid long-term health risks or overdose. Signs of meth use include paranoia, dilated pupils, reduced appetite, rotting teeth, and outbursts or mood swings. If a person is showing these signs or other behavioral changes like twitching or hypersensitivity, seek immediate medical attention.   

Meth Addiction Treatment at Banyan Chicago

At our Chicago addiction treatment center, we pride ourselves on providing a clean and safe environment for our LGBTQ community so they may receive the proper treatment they need to reach their recovery goals. From meth and opioid to alcohol and cocaine addiction treatment, we have the resources necessary for recovery. Do not wait to return to living a life under your control.  

Speak to a specialist at Banyan Treatment Centers Chicago by calling 888-280-4763 and asking about our medically monitored detox programs and our outpatient program to get started today! 


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.