After grinding poles in Phoenix strip clubs, Theresa scored a contract to work in the South Pacific as a stripper, for ,000 a week.

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But he did do things he wouldn’t have done had he not been on meth.

There are some things about that hot summer night that Randy remembers vividly: He left his job as a car salesman to meet up with some fellow tweakers at a house party, he says, as Robert and Theresa nod, almost fondly remembering what those days were like.

She’s years past her brief career as a second-grade schoolteacher, when she counted down the hours until she’d get home to do more tweak.

That lasted just one semester, before Theresa began dancing at a strip club in central Phoenix, where she graduated from the diet pills she’d been using since she was 14 to smoking the street meth her brother was cooking up.

Officials at Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona estimate that the number of abortions had by meth users has quadrupled in recent years.

“We get these women coming to us for an abortion who can barely get through their appointments because they need to hit the pipe,” says Joseph Feldman, Planned Parenthood’s director of counseling and education.

(See “Ice, Ice, Baby” for more details about meth moms.) As reports of HIV infections increase in Maricopa County, local health officials say widespread meth use is to blame.

The meth problem in the Valley’s gay community, where most of Arizona’s HIV-positive cases have been reported, has been pervasive for years.

There was almost always someone willing to pay for the pleasure. She’s been pregnant, though — a lot — but never had kids.

Theresa ended up having 12 abortions, and doubts she could ever get pregnant again.

But , if not access inside the meth house, for the price of orally satisfying The Doorman. He was only in the seventh grade when he was first exposed to it, weighing cocaine for a friend who happened to have a pocket full of “white crosses.” But over the years, working for biker gangs like “The Dozen” and “The Spartans,” he was exposed to more women — more women looking for drugs.