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Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?


sal Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
If you use enough to show signs, is this enough to know there is a problem?

Never used before, hubby does, I'm just wondering if I should be watching him closer. His face has broke out some, and his legs too.

any insight would be nice thanks
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guest
who
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
if he is using, he has a problem. Signs or no signs. That's my opinion.
silly
veronica
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
I agree with Guestwho. ANY amount of meth is too much and IS a problem.
nine
years
clean
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
co-sign what GW said.
If there is ANY use, there is a problem. No ifs, ands, or buts.
sal Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
i figured as much. I wonder how long it will take him to figure it out too.
guest
who
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
Sal, could be a loooooooooooooooooooooooong trip. Your best bet is educate yourself, prepare yourself for this ride, decide your boundaries etc. I think you lucked out by getting started on educating yourself now.
sal Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
Yeah I have read about all there is on the net about this stuff. That is how i found this place. He uses about once a week, and is so much easier to be around when he is. That is what scares me most. I like him better on it than off it. hmm

thanks for your in puts
sierra
Nights2
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
Quote:
I like him better on it than off it.
Are you serious? 
silly
veronica
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
Quote:
Are you serious?

I actually completely understand what Sal is saying. I have a close friend that i work with and her BF is a user. She used to always say the same thing to me, and i never understood how.

But then when I realized the patterns of meth - and how my addict behaved while he was high - yeah, he was really nice, funny and easy to be around when he was high. It was when he's coming off of it that he's a monster - so yeah, it'd be easier to have him always being high.

I don't think Sal is saying that it'd be better for him to be high than to have NEVER used ... just now that he's used - it's easier when he's actually high.

Sorry if I jumped in and misconstrued your thoughts, Sal.

sierra
Nights2
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
I don't know, maybe it's different when it's your child.

It broke my heart in to to see my son high. Yea, he was all funny and stuff. Absolutely tore me in to.
sal Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
you hit the nail on the head
danimal
55
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
BIG problem! bigger than it may seem at this point.
It won't be long until you won't like him on...
or off of it. Guaranteed.
Talk is cheap and you're going to hear a lot it from your addict, plug your ears and look  for the truth...
what you see IS what you get.
There is a tsunami of insanity, grief and pain headed your way, brace yourself with knowledge...and support...
and Sal...you can do that right here. 24/7

As you can see, the peeps who frequent this forum are nothing short of amazing.
The *BEST* in my book 
sal Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
I figure I do have a lot to look forward too, I mean not look forward too. And NO I don't like him using in fact i hate it. but when he is coming off it I wish i could just crawl in a hole.

I don't understand this need of wanting, we have a great life w/great kids and friends. I just don't get the reason why he has decided he needed this.

When ever we argue he says its because of us he uses.

I just don't know how to bring it up to him, about a problem.. I think he thinks I don't know when he uses.

I just don't know, I am an outsider to all this. I am thankful my kids aren't involved w/it.

thanks again for all your in puts
nine
years
clean
Re: Is meth a problem when you show signs of using?
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I like him better on it than off it. hmm

I completely understand this statement. I liked my husband better on it than off it too. We were co-addicts for many, many years.

But I will tell you that eventually that will change. Eventually you will stop liking him altogether, but you will feel trapped by the memories of who he was before meth.

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When ever we argue he says its because of us he uses.

It's never their fault. It was never my fault. Only when an addict can take responsibility for their own lifestyle can they begin to get well.

He is in denial, which is perfectly normal. But I must warn you, this is a progressive disease, which means it will ONLY GET WORSE, and when I say worse I mean WAY WORSE.

Denial is a defense system which prohibits the addict from realizing the reality of their own situation. They aren't simply refusing to see what really is; they are actually unable to see what really is.

This becomes most frustrating for the family members and loved ones, as the addicts behavior becomes more and more bizarre and self-centered and destructive and abusive and aggressive and on and on I could go.

When you say you are glad your children aren't involved in it, I presume you mean they aren't using it or their friends aren't using it?

But if your children are still living in your home, they are most certainly going to be affected by anyone else in the home with a chemical dependency problem. When there is an addict or alcoholic in the home, the entire family gets sick, not just the person using.

Welcome to the forum.


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