Rev. Smith today confirmed rumors that he is hooked on a drug called trimethylxanthine (or “tri” as it is known on the street). An addictive stimulant, trimethylxanthine affects the brain using the same mechanisms as cocaine and heroin. In its pure form, trimethylxanthine is a white crystalline powder, but is usually ingested into the body in the form of a heated black liquid or a syrupy confectionary beverage. It is believed that as much as 90% of Americans use “tri” on a daily basis, and 50% ingest at least 300mg per day. Like many, Smith says he is at a point where he can “barely function without it”. Smith currently has no plans to seek help concerning his addiction. More information on trimethylxanthine can be found here.