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Do people use crystal meth at the same time everyday?

Is this different for everyone? Or is there a time of day that most meth addicts will choose to get high?

I have read that some people do a line as soon as they wake up...so they can start their day.

When you get high, do you think about being able to sleep at night....or is that not on your mind? Say, if you smoked some in the A.M....would that last a person all day and then maybe they could sleep at night when they would be 'coming down'?

Why would anybody want to get high, say at 4pm? Does someone who is becoming addicted PLAN WHEN to get high, so that it meshes with the rest of their day? Or does the using get so out of control, they loose track and just start using when ever they need it...day or night.

If a high can last up to 10 hours (?) then it seems like a person would only want to get high in the morning and not late in the day.

Sorry I have a hard time wording my questions. And maybe its a dumb question anyway. Maybe when you USE you really have no control of HOW LONG a high will last...therefore you dont really stay on a schedule

Posted by: smalltownGIRL

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Sfj Re: Do people use crystal meth at the same time everyday or every other day?
Is this different for everyone?
Yes


Or is there a time of day that most persons will choose to get high?
Anytime


I have read that some people do a line as soon as they wake up...so they can start their day.
That's right, that is IF they slept the night before. Big IF


When you get high, do you think about being able to sleep at night....or is that not on your mind?
Not on your mind


Say, if you smoked some in the A.M....would that last a person all day and then maybe they could sleep at night when they would be 'coming down'?
That's possible, but not the case for many users, some maybe.

Why would anybody want to get high, say at 4pm?
To avoid the pain of withdrawal and or detox

Does someone who is becoming addicted PLAN WHEN to get high, so that it meshes with the rest of their day?
Not unless they have a work schedule

Or does the using get so out of control, that they loose track and just start using when ever they need it...day or night.
Yes, quite often

If a high can last up to 10 hours (?) then it seems like a person would only want to get high in the morning and not late in the day.
You are not using tweaker logic

Sorry I have a hard time wording my question. And maybe its a dumb question anyway. Maybe when you USE you really have no control of HOW LONG a high will last...therefore you dont really stay on a schedule
Yes, you have some control. but it isn't about the high as much as it is about the pain of coming down. Meth users spend more resources avoiding the comedown than on getting high. The high loses ts glamour and attraction very early in the addiction process. VERY EARLY
 
small
town
GIRL
Re: Do people use crystal meth at the same time everyday or every other day?
"The high loses is glamour and attraction very early in the addiction process. VERY EARLY"

VERY EARLY??

that sorta confuses me

when I have read about spouses leaving the house 'angry' or whatever and then return later 'all happy'. And then it is obvious, yeah, they went and got high. and from reading that persons story...I knew/got the impression that they had been struggling with the addiction for awhile.

anyway the person I know of that uses...got caught. Said she used only a 'couple times'.... cause it helped with some depressing times she had. (I dont think I had ever really seen her depressed, always happy... almost overkill happy) So anyway supposedly she has quit...but still she seems very cheerful all the time. (and she has been caught other times) So it seems to work for her longer that the VERY EARLY thing.

thanks for answering all my questions
vctry7 Re: Do people use crystal meth at the same time everyday or every other day?
It varied for me. When I was trying to maintain and my husband was working it went something like this:

I am going to buy a gram. I will only use a little in the morning and then be able to eat supper and go to bed each night. It should last all week. Then I would buy it early the morning. I would use "just a little". Then it would be a little later I'd think "okay, it's still early, I can do a little more". Next thing, I am say "uh-oh, I did too much, now I have to keep going all night - and the next day, and the next day.

When it was evident that wouldn't work, we tried only buying small amounts. Our logic was we would just buy enough to maybe keep us up one day and one night and then whatever happened we wouldn't get anymore all week. All logic went out the window after the first hit. We would just be back the next day and the next.

Then we just gave up maintaining and tried to use as much as we could as often as we could.

That is just my experience. I know other people that maintained better in the beginning.
Jamie
J1979
Re: Do people use crystal meth at the same time everyday or every other day?
As a recovering addict I used drugs whenever I could get my hands on them which was daily. With heroin I used that every four hours or so to keep the withdrawals away. Crack I used every 5 minutes and when I moved on to crystal meth (tweak) I would shoot up every 5-6 hours. Nothing concrete though. Whenever I felt like it was my motto.
Penel0pe Re: Do people use crystal meth at the same time everyday or every other day?
It didn't matter what I was using.

Once I got started, I kept on using until the dope or the money was gone.
eyes
open83
Re: Do people use crystal meth at the same time everyday or every other day?
when i was using...anything anytime all the time was the right time for using...
lax2 Re: Do people use crystal meth at the same time everyday or every other day?
As u can see, it rally was different for all of us. I still enjoyed 90% of the time I spent using right up till the end when it was making me really sick to use it... then it suddenly seemed I needed some just to be normal...the party was over and I got deathly ill.
But for most of the 15 years I still got high more than I felt miserable... NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY ALL MEANS!
That's just the way it was for me.
I was under the delusion that I was living like a rock star and the tweaker in me enjoyed the insanity of it all, most of the time.
Now my life is relatively boring, but being healthy and alive sure beats being dead these past 5 years.

(USING?)...IT's JUST NOT AN OPTION------NO MATTER WHAT!!!

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Stages / Patterns of Methamphetamine Abuse

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