10 Ways Your Methamphetamine Addiction Affects Those Around You
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, methamphetamine is one of the most addictive drugs available right now. Almost everyone is familiar with the effects of methamphetamine on the body, personality, and mind. Not many people stop to consider the way that methamphetamine use affects those around them. When someone is addicted to it, it has widespread repercussions on friends, family, and loved ones.
1. No One Can Count on You
One of the first things that happens when you are addicted to methamphetamines is you become unreliable. You start doing the drugs and you spend all of your time doing the drug or seeking the drug. You no longer have time for the things your family and friends ask you to do.
2. They Worry About Your Health
As the addiction continues, your health will decline. The people that love you will begin to worry about your health as it goes down. You will lose weight and suffer from malnutrition just for the drug.
3. You Lie to Them
You start to lie to everyone around you about your drug use and how you are supporting the habit. In the face of their disapproval, you say the things that you think they want to hear and make up excuses for your drug use.
4. You Steal from Them
To finance your drug habit, you begin to steal from your work, your friends, and your family. You get good at stealing and then lying about it to cover your habit.
5. You do not do Your Job
Meth makes you stop doing your job. Not just your job at work but your job at home. You cannot be high on meth and still function in either setting.
6. You Become Abusive
If you are coming down from a meth high and sometimes while you are on meth, you become aggressive to those around you. This aggression often leads to mental, physical, and emotional abuse. It is difficult to stop yourself from reacting violently, especially when you are confronted about your drug use.
7. Your Mood Swings are Confusing
When your mood suddenly changes due to the meth, your mood swings can confuse those that do not understand the addiction. This is particularly true of your children or the children in your family.
8. They Suffer Financially Because of Your Addiction
This is especially true of your family. A meth habit needs to be supported. This means there is a financial drain on your family to purchase it. As your addiction increases the drain increases.
9. You Embarrass Them
You will eventually go out with your family while you are high. This alone is embarrassing to them. Your struggle with the drug, your attempts to quit, and the slow decline will embarrass your family and friends.
10. No One Can Trust You
All of these things cause your family and friends to stop trusting you. Most people who previously trusted you will find that you can no longer be relied on.
If you want to stop this cycle and you want to regain the trust of your family and friends again, there are options. There are a vast variety of treatment programs available for every circumstance. For more information on these treatment programs call us at 800-768-8728.