The Way Meth Changes A Person
Meth can cause some pretty drastic changes in a person. A loving, kind, and gentle person can experience a loss of identity leaving them unrecognizable. Meth doesn't only destroy the user, but it also destroys the user’s close relationships with family and friends. If you have a loved one who is addicted to meth, intervention can help you. Intervention not only helps the addicted individual, but it helps the entire family learn about addiction as a disease and unlearn unhealthy behaviors.
Intervention for Methamphetamine Addiction
Here are the common signs and characteristics of Methamphetamine addiction:
- Drastic Weight-loss
- Dilated Pupils
- Tooth decay and eventual loss
- Irritability and more...
These signs tend to get worse and worse as meth use progresses. Finally, meth deteriorates physical features and begins to age the user considerably. If you are seeing these signs then you need to stage an intervention before it's too late.
Methamphetamine Addiction Has Unique Challenges
Methamphetamine slowly deteriorates the physical and mental health of its users. It is known as one of the hardest drugs to quit because of how addictive it is. While there are no real withdrawal symptoms, the psychological cravings alone can be overwhelming. If you allow your loved one to continue using meth without trying to intervene, their life will be completely destroyed, and it can only take a few months.
In some cases, your loved one may not tell you the truth about their drug use. If deep down, you know that something is off and they are showing all of the signs then you should bring in the intervention professional. If your loved one is open about their meth use but feels that they have everything under control, an intervention can open up their eyes and get them to accept treatment.
What Does an Intervention for Methamphetamine Look Like?
The intervention process takes place over the course of 2 days. First, the interventionist will meet with your family for what we call Preparation Day. During Preparation Day, the interventionist will go over all you need to know about staging the intervention. Our interventionists want you and your family to be fully prepared to stage the intervention on the very next day.
During the intervention day, our interventionist will facilitate the intervention. It is important during this time to allow the interventionist to take lead and direct the steps and remember what was discussed previously on preparation day. No matter what may happen and no matter how your loved one reacts to the intervention, our interventionist will be there to guide you and your family every step of the way.
Get Your Loved One Help
Don't let your loved one stay addicted to methamphetamine. The end result could be catastrophic and after years of meth use your loved one's mental capacities can be severely affected.
Not to mention that meth quickly takes a toll on the body. After some time, your loved one may lose their teeth and begin to age rapidly.
Meth addiction doesn't have to lead to this. You can reach out now and get your loved one help. Intervention is available and it works!
Don't give up on your loved one - there are millions of Americans who are in recovery from all types of drugs. Your loved one can start building a new drug-free life.
You’re Doing the Right Thing
If you have seen the signs and you know your loved one needs help; Bringing the people that are close to them all together to show love and concern is the right step. Hiring a professional to guide the entire process from start to finish is the best route you can take to ensure that your loved one gets the help they need.
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