How to help someone with an Ice Addiction
Do's and Don'ts
The following are some suggestions for approaching a loved one with an Ice Addiction.
Approach him or her in a loving and caring manner, free of judgement and anger.
Try to approach your loved one when he or she is already trying to quit using crystal meth, since it's often half the battle to get him or her to acknowledge the addiction.
Make a mental note of his or her positive qualities and remind yourself of them when hurtful things are said or done under the influence.
If a respectful and kind environment has formed, you should encourage him or her to attend rehab.
Approach your loved one when you're angry. This will only cause him or her to become defensive and push you away.
Blame your loved one for his or her addiction.
Degrade your loved one - this will compound the shame he or she is already feeling.
Have a heart-to-heart when he or she is high - they may not take the issue seriously, or remember the conversation at all.
When approaching your loved one, make sure you express concern and care, while encouraging treatment. Reassure him or her that you will be there every step of the way and provide support no matter what.
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