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Stages / Patterns of Methamphetamine Abuse

Meth abuse is characterized by patterns of abuse: low intensity, binge, and high intensity. Low-intensity abusers usually swallow (eat) or snort meth as an appetite suppressant or to provide extra stimulation for work or play. Binge abusers smoke or inject meth and for euphoric rushes which are highly addictive. The most dangerous stage of a binge cycle is known as tweaking. Typically, during this stage, the meth abuser has not slept in several days and is irritable and experiencing feelings of paranoia. The tweaker has an intense meth craving; however, no dosage will recreate the euphoric high the tweaker seeks. High-intensity abusers are the addicts often called speed freaks. Their goal is to prevent the crash associated with coming down from a methamphetamine high, but they experience declining euphoria each time they ingest methamphetamine due to increased tolerance.

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