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Need to end my methamphetamine addiction?

by Kerry

Am suffering from methamphetamine addiction, I hate my recent actions, I need to stop immediately to end the horrible effects?

Please help me!

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You need three things to happen to end your methamphetamine addiction.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Kerry,

You must be suffering terribly from your methamphetamine addiction. Methamphetamine attacks your brain and causes terrible physical and psychological effects.

To end your addiction you must first go through methamphetamine withdrawal, then go into treatment to help give you skills to avoid relapse, and finally you need to enter a 12 step program while you're in treatment.

Withdrawal from methamphetamine can be unpleasant and lengthy (sometimes taking three weeks). Because methamphetamine addiction attacks the brain you will want to use to eliminate the negative symptoms, but you must resist the temptation to use anyway that you can.

The best way to avoid relapse is to go into in-patient treatment for your addiction so that you get away from your environment and are stopped from using for at least 30 days.

While in treatment they will teach you about addiction and help manage some of the negative withdrawal symptoms. They will also offer you a 12 step program. You should begin to work the 12 steps while you are in treatment and then look for meetings to attend in your area once you return home.

I realize that this is the best case and also the most expensive way to receive support for methamphetamine addiction. But there is treatment available even if you have no money. The Salvation Army has a WONDERFUL program that you can probably get into for free.

Withdrawal from methamphetamine is very difficult and the more support you get the more likely you are to stop using and not relapse.

So even if you choose not to go into treatment, you must find an AA or NA meetings in your area and start working the 12 steps. If you work the steps they will show you everything you need to know to end your methamphetamine addiction.

Good Luck!

Debbie

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