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Methamphetamine Addiction Caregiver Tips
- Don’t support abusive behavior. You may be tempted to try to protect your loved one from the consequences of their drug use. However, the insulation you provide can get in the way of their motivation to quit. Instead, be loving and encouraging, but don’t help them to get away with the behavior that’s hurting them.
- Protect yourself. If your loved one is violent or abusive, remove yourself from situations that put you in danger. Take steps, too, to prevent your loved one from exploiting you financially to support their drug use.
- Be firm and consistent. Your loved one will almost certainly move repeatedly between blaming you for their problems and expecting your help. The vacillations are difficult to cope with, but you’ll do best if you stay consistent in the way you respond to your loved one’s behavior.
- Find the support you need. Don’t spend all your energy on taking care of your loved one without taking care of yourself. Pay attention to your physical health, and get help from a therapist and/or a support group when you need it.
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