A dozen thoughts on quitting meth
A dozen thoughts on
There are a lot of things that work, and a lot of things that
The more common forms of help and support leading to a meth
addict getting clean and staying clean are as follows:
1. Twelve-step groups, including AA, the grand-daddy of
NA, and CMA which is intended to be for those struggling with
2. Treatment, this can include medical treatment,
substance abuse counseling, psychiatry, psychological therapy,
and other services performed by qualified and licensed
professionals. The more common forms are outpatient, inpatient,
and residential. Also commonly called “rehab” or
3. Non twelve-step peer support groups. These include
Life-Ring, S.M.A.R.T. Recovery and many others.
4. Less common perhaps than the above, but gaining
ground, are websites like KCI and other on-line sources of
5. “White Knuckling” or “Cold Turkey.” This is where the
addict declines or refuses help from outside sources. Also known
as “OSPH” (Obstinately Stubborn and Pig Headed)
6. Family Intervention techniques are sometimes used to
initiate the addict to a host of possibilities. Very risky if
done without adequate knowledge and preparation.
The possibility of having an intervention backfire should not be
7. Sometimes, rarely, an addict will just quit all by
himself/herself, without any fanfare or hoopla. The person comes
to realize that it isn’t working and has enough of whatever it
takes to quit and stay clean. It happens. (rarely, but it does
8. Incarceration. Many people say that going to jail or
prison is what helped them quit drugs.
9. Non-related or non-specific outside activities. These
can include religion, church, school, romance, hobbies,
Geographic's (moving away to a different living situation) or
other things that can be embraced with passion.
10. Some of these methods work for some people and not
for others. A combination is often preferable to a single
11. Some people will never quit using drugs regardless of
program, combination of programs, or lack of programs.
12. There’s probably many more that are not on this list.
Any more that you can think of?
I try to ignore anyone who says, “It worked for me so I know it
can work for anyone.”
Everyone is different. EVERYONE.
||Re: A dozen thoughts on
There’s probably many more that are
not on this list. Any more that you can think of?
I know several who quit using this way. It's the least preferred
Otherwise, I like your list, SFJ.
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