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How Much is a Teener of Drugs? Meth, Cocaine

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How Much Is a Teener of Meth or Cocaine?

Illegal drugs come in all shapes, sizes, and packaging. If you’re unfamiliar with slang terms like “teener,” it can be very confusing or go right over your head – if you have kids, it’s crucial to know nicknames related to drugs. Depending on the type and form of the drug, you may find different measures. From teeners of meth to 8-balls of cocaine, we explain what it means and how much they cost.

Are you or a loved one looking for information about teeners? Using highly addictive drugs like meth and cocaine puts you at risk of experiencing many adverse effects. You’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to struggle with addiction alone. You can search for a Zinnia Health rehab treatment center near you or call us for assistance at (855) 430-9439.

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What Does a Teener of Drugs Cost?

The following questions often arise: What is the cost of a teener of meth? What is the cost of a tweener of cocaine?

Average Cost of Meth

The cost of a teener of meth varies based on several, such as where it’s sold, how accessible the drugs are, the drug’s purity, etc. 

The average street price of meth is as follows:

  • 1 gram of meth: $20-$40
  • 3.5 grams of meth (8-ball): $40-$60
  • 28.3 grams of meth (1 ounce): $150-$300

A teener is about half of an 8-ball. Based on these meth prices, a teener of meth will run you approximately $20-$30. Typically, you’ll lower prices for a teener of meth the closer you are to Mexico, where Mexican drug cartels make meth.

Average Cost of Cocaine

As with meth, cocaine, and most drugs, street pricing varies based on location and quality. You’ll notice, however, that cocaine is one of the most expensive illegal drugs on the street.

The average street price of cocaine is as follows:

  • 1 gram of cocaine: $120.00

A teener of cocaine is equal to about 1.75 grams, so you’ll pay about $210. Cocaine is usually sold as 8-balls (an eighth of an ounce or 3.5 grams), which would run about $420. 

What Is a “Teener”?

A teener is a slang term for measuring a specific amount of illicit drugs. On the streets, a teener is equivalent to one-sixteenth of an ounce of drugs (1.75 grams). 

Other names for a teener include the following:

  • Teenth
  • Teenager
  • T-shirt

A teener is also about half of an 8-ball, a slang term for an eighth of an ounce of illegal drugs (3 to 3.5 grams). Teenths are typically sold in a small plastic baggie. 

At Zinnia Health, we understand how challenging it can be to get on the road to recovery. That’s why we offer various levels of care and therapy programs tailored to your needs. Speak to one of our addiction specialists today by contacting us online or by phone at (855) 430-9439.

What Are the Different Types of Drugs Sold In “Teens”?

How street drugs are packaged and sold varies widely. You’ll find street drugs in the US sold by the following measures: 

  • Pills (e.g., ecstasy)
  • Tablets (e.g., meth)
  • Grams (e.g., crack cocaine)
  • Ounces (e.g., marijuana)
  • Doses (e.g., LSD)
  • Cigarettes (e.g., PCP)

Teens typically refer to a measure of cocaine, but the measurement may be used for other drugs. 

While meth is usually bought on the streets in pill form, dealers can buy meth at wholesale prices in quantities measured by the pound or kilogram. Similarly, cocaine and crack are available by the kilogram. 

Difference Between Tweens of Meth and Cocaine

Meth is more commonly sold as teeners, whereas cocaine is usually sold as eight balls. However, you’ll find meth sold as 8-balls and cocaine sold as teeners. Either way, the quantities of drugs measure about 3.5 grams.

Tween of Meth

Methamphetamine (“meth” or “crystal”) is a highly addictive stimulant drug similar to amphetamines. It comes in the form of a white powder or pill. When produced, it looks like tiny pieces of glass or shiny bluish rocks.

Meth can be snorted, swallowed, injected, or smoked. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), meth stimulates the central nervous system (CNS) to release high dopamine levels. This “feel-good” hormone is what makes meth users feel a rush or high.

Meth is easy to make using pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient in nonprescription cold and allergy medications. Under the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA) of 2005, pharmacies and retailers are required to keep products behind the counter or locked up and to track individual purchases. However, people still get pseudoephedrine from overseas manufacturers, making it difficult to control the meth addiction.

Tween of Cocaine

Cocaine (“coke” or “crack”) is also a powerful stimulant that comes from coca leaves native to Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru. It’s sold in a white powder form or small rocks. Most cocaine that enters the US is produced in Colombian jungle labs in Colombia and then transported through Mexica.

The powder form of coke can be snorted in the nose or mixed with water and injected into blood veins. Cocaine rocks, known as crack, can be smoked in a glass pipe or sometimes smoked with marijuana or tobacco.

It’s also common for people to combine cocaine with opioids like heroin. As a stimulant, cocaine produces a similar high as meth. However, meth causes a higher release of dopamine and longer lasting high. In addition, meth stays in the body longer, so withdrawal symptoms may last longer.

Side Effects of Consuming Tweens of Meth and Cocaine

Both meth and coke are Schedule II controlled substances. Although cocaine has been FDA-approved for specific medical uses (e.g., local anesthetic), it’s rarely used anymore. Desoxyn is an unrefillable prescription for meth used to treat obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The adverse effects of meth and the side effects of cocaine are very similar, with a few distinct differences.

Meth and Cocaine Side Effects

  • Decreased or loss of appetite
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased or rapid heart rate
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart attack
  • Convulsions
  • Strokes
  • Death

Additional Meth Addiction Side Effects

  • More wakefulness 
  • Increased physical activity
  • Extreme anorexia
  • Memory loss
  • Severe dental problems (“meth mouth”)
  • Rapid breathing
  • Elevated body temperature

Additional Cocaine Addiction Side Effects

  • Dilated pupils
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory problems
  • Eroded nasal cavity
  • Heart disease

Methamphetamine and cocaine are commonly mixed with other illicit drugs. Increasing cases of fatal drug overdoses involving fentanyl have become alarming.

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Can Help You Lead a Sober Life

Treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) is nothing to balk at when it comes to cocaine and meth addiction. Street drugs are illegal and expensive, running you anywhere from $20 for a teener of meth to $210 for a teener of cocaine.

Even more importantly, they put you at risk of a wide range of physical and mental health problems. When mixed with different drugs, such as fentanyl, the effects could end in death. If you or someone you know has been using or talking about teeners of drugs, it’s time for an intervention

Zinnia Health is the place to go when you or someone you care about is a drug user. Whether you have a history of meth use, cocaine abuse, or some other drug addiction, you can live a sober life. We offer medical detox, inpatient care, outpatient treatment, aftercare, and other addiction treatment options. Our helpline is available 24/7, so give us a call at (855) 430-9439 immediately.

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