My sister sent me a text yesterday asking what “tweeking” is. Bless her sheltered little heart. But then, maybe there are other readers who don’t know what tweekers are.
Urban Dictionary defines tweekers as:
A methamphetamine user. Tweekers are known for their extreme paranoia, flagrant dishonesty, and lack of non-tweeker friends. A tweeker will steal your stuff and then help you look for it.
Use it in a sentence: “If you let those god damned tweekers come to your party, don’t expect to have your stereo in the morning.”
Any poor soul who has the bad ass luck of growing up in a small depressed desert town in CA or elsewhere who is emotionally addicted to CRYSTAL METH. They will kill and die for it, and can never be cured. They will want it every day for the rest of their lives. They start by doing lines, then smoke it, and eventually they graduate to “slamming” using needles. At this time, they never want to see anyone, unless they are tweeking. They are afraid of everything, except death. All of their friends are parolees, and they ain’t shit until they have been to prison at least once. They steal everything in sight, draw sexually explicit pictures, talk shit, disappear for days or even weeks, will physically assault the people they love, slash their own wrists and arms. They will lose up to 100 pounds in a few years. They will have spent all of their money and lost any job they might have once had. They are unemployable. They hate themselves. They will spent 5 to 40 hours straight beating off and sticking things up their asses. Some will steal panties from the apartment dryers and wear them. They will eventually accomplish self fellatio! Anything is possible with speed!!!
Use it in a sentence: “Tell your tweeker friend to get the fuck out of my bathroom!”
Obviously, the second entry was written by someone with an up close and personal relationship with a tweeker.
All other drug addicts, even heroin addicts, hate tweekers.
You can google “meth use before after” and find dozens of images of what people looked like before they started using and after. Some of the pictures were taken a few months apart and show a horrible decline in appearance. The sad thing is tweekers think they look good and that no one knows about their drug use.
- Yeah, I don’t notice a difference at all.
A number of sheriff’s departments across the country have started a campaign of billboards with before and after images. The pictures are depressing:
In addition to the weight loss, rotted teeth and skin damage, meth gives people twitches and grimaces. It’s awesome trying to talk to a tweeker without laughing your ass off, but then, one of the first side effects of meth is no one wants to be around an unpredictable, moody, aggressive, asshole except other tweekers, and they don’t notice all the twitching.
Okay, on one hand it’s funny, but on the other it’s horribly depressing that young people use this shit.
When I first started working at the Harribalsac, I worked with a beautiful young woman who just got out of rehab for prescription drug and meth abuse. She was 22 years old, funny, a good worker, reliable, happy, and an all around sweet person. I looked forward to the nights we worked together. After about 6 months, she started calling in late for work. Once she finally dragged her ass in, she asked non-stop if she could leave. She was willing to fight, verbally and physically, with anyone who said she couldn’t be the first to leave. The general manager caught her stealing and she was willing to go a few rounds with a guy who looked like a Vegas pit boss even though she was guilty. She eventually got fired for being completely worthless. After she got out of rehab all she talked about was regaining custody of her daughter. Once she started doing meth again, she didn’t care enough to show up for the custody hearing. What’s sad, is her entire personality changed within a matter of a few days. You could pinpoint the time she started tweeking again.
Just say no.