Amphetamine Addiction Help
The hardest part about help is getting it, even though there is a lot of help available.
It’s hard because the Amphetamine addict does not want help. They want to LEFT ALONE. They know they don’t have a problem and they want everyone to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS!
Their families see it but it doesn’t matter.
Their friends see it.
Their co-workers see it.
They don’t see it and everybody else is wrong!
Actually, it is important that the addict see the problem. Without the buy-in of the addict, without him/her realizing they have a serious problem, no treatment is going to take place. They WILL REFUSE to get help to matter what!
There is a television reality show called “Intervention” which documents the denial of addicts as they are approached by family and friends to seek help. In one episode, the Amphetamine addict, who is destroying her health, her family’s property and all of her relationships, is steadfastly in denial that there is any problem of any kind and refuses Amphetamine addiction help.
She curses her family for bringing it up. On video, we see how selfish she has become because of the drug. She cares for no one but herself and her Amphetamine use comes before anything else. She refuses treatment. She refuses Amphetamine addiction help. Most everything she mutters is profane. She is completely lost.
The wake left behind a Amphetamine addict is the crushed hearts of those who see the problem, want to help, but on their own, for the best of reasons, likely contribute to the problem rather than solve it. In these shows, an interventionist is called in by the family, not just to confront the addict and coax them into rehabilitation, but to coach the family and teach them communication skills.
More importantly, the interventionist teaches the family boundaries, and how to stick to those boundaries.
Amphetamine addiction help is not based on enabling the addict; once rules are established they MUST be adhered to. If the rules are broken the addict MUST feel the consequences otherwise the family is going to enable the addict to continue using. No Amphetamine addiction help is possible!
Looking for professional interventionist for mother.
I am looking at getting a professional
interventionist for my mother. She's been using prescription drugs,
speed/meth for about 40 years and has never gotten real help.
My sister and I tried by ourselves one time. She freaked out. Now it's time to try to do the real thing.
However, everyone in my family is saying it is useless. What can I tell them to pull through on this with me?
Do you think that someone who doesn't want help or even denies every using drugs after 40 years of abuse is capable of being coaxed into rehab?
Have you seen it work?
You Need Information and a Plan
by: Ned Wicker
You have quite an uphill battle on your hands. Your mom is in denial, which is the single most powerful enemy of the addict, and your family is not on board with your idea of forcing the issue on treatment.
You and your sister are it. I have a couple of thoughts and it’s going to require some work for both of you.
You can call a local drug treatment center and explain your situation and ask for some counsel. I don’t know about an intervention, because most of the time it isn’t like the ones you see on television.
However, if you can get the family behind the idea, that is an option. Your mom, of course, will look to manipulate and exploit the weak link in the chain, so everybody has to be on the same page.
You might want to call Al-anon and meet with the members, who will understand your experience and can offer sage advice. They have been through this and they know what to do. It also gives you an opportunity, if you allow it, to receive love and support while you are going through the battle.
Someone who does not want help will present a problem, because even if you isolate them and dry them out or clean them up and rid their system of the drugs, all you have is a person with a substance use disorder (SUD) who is not using. Treatment, followed by a solid recovery program, is essential.
There has to be consequences for your mother’s choices. Sometimes “tough love” means setting boundaries and limitations on the relationship. Your mom may have to make a choice between her drug use and her family. Left unchecked, and it sounds like she is completely out of control, a user may well choose drugs because they have no choice.
The drugs own them. The fight to save your mom might be messy, but it’s worth it. Do not sugar coat the situation and try to be objective. Make the calls and start formulating a plan to work from.
Spouse that uses drugs and has for years I think?
I know my husband uses, I just don't know what. It is either meth or crack or something like that.
He doesn't keep a real job and he has turned mean. I found the drug. It's white in a small plastic bag. He won't do anything about stopping or helping himself.
What is the next step for me?
He Needs Treatment
by: Ned Wicker
Meth or crack are both highly addictive substances. Users get the thrill of the first high and wind up chasing it, trying to repeat the experience. The problem is it takes more and more drug to get any results, and sadly that first high is never achieved again. The cravings are enormous and people lose control over their lives. They become a slave to the disease and keep using.
Families feel helpless, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Organizations like Al-anon stand ready to assist, giving guidance and support to family members just like you who don’t know what to do next. You can also take a proactive approach and contact local drug treatment centers to get advice and options.
If you confront him about it, he’ll likely deny having any problem, or he might get angry with you and say that you are the one with the problem. This might take the whole family to get involved and help him into treatment and recovery. The worst thing to do is nothing. You can’t just let him go on like this, because eventually he will ruin the lives of every member of the family. The disease doesn’t care.
Call Al-anon and others. Arm yourself with information and dig your heels in. You are likely in for a fight, but it’s worth it.