I'm sorry...I'm not sure what exactly what to say...so I'll tell you a story of my experience.
Meth, in my opinion, is the most destructive recreational drug available to mankind. Some people get consumed...short of forced rehabilitation I'm not
sure what you could do to make him realize what is going on. Just make sure you don't ever enable him.
My friend had to literally loose everything before he realized the direction his life was headed.
He ended up joining the military...but that's a whole other story & unfortunately it's not a very happy one.
Approaching the problem directly was my method...My actions were calculated to maximize effect based on what was happening already in his life.
Here's the story - just know that I'm a very tolerant individual & my actions where a long time coming & were motivated out of desperation to make him
realize what was going on, not spite:
This long time friend (about 6 years at that point) was a roommate at the time.
He'd been using for a few months (that I knew about) @ this time & things kept disappearing out of the apartment (we had practically nothing of value
@ this point except an old TV).
This particular week had been a very bad week for him already.
He was fired at his job for falling asleep in a stairwell with a pipe (he was caught by the security guard)
His car (which I had given him...honestly it was a junker but had a nice stereo system) got broken into by some of his addict friends who stole the
stereo system. Instead of unclipping it, the idiots cut the harness behind the clip & caused the battery to die in an alley the next time he shut it
off...so he left it for the night.
The car was impounded the next day when the business it was parked behind called a wrecker.
He couldn't afford to fix it so now he had no car.
During this period of time he also managed to loose his dog & girlfriend (sounds like a bad country song, but it's true - she left him because of what
was happening to him & someone stole his blue heeler mix when he left him in the car @ a flop house).
When he came back the next day (after walking 2 miles & sleeping at the flop house for the night) I kicked him out forceably (it was only my name on
the lease & he was already 2 months behind at this point anyway)
So...basically I put him on the street (he ended up sleeping on the roof that night)
It may seem cruel but many things had been tried by this point, including direct confrontation & a couple fist fights & screaming matches already.
It was risky but it actually worked...it only took him a few days to realize what was happening to his life...
A week later he was headed back to his parents house & swearing he would never touch meth again...as far as I know he never did (although drinking &
cigarettes were still a problem...but I'm not completely innocent when it comes to that either so live & let live on that one)
It all happened in such a short amount of time that I think it forced an epiphany on him...drastic measures.
Don't know if that helps at all...just a story of one individuals experience & recovery.
Each case is different. Just know that a direct confrontation will most likely be nasty as meth addicts don't reason well.
It's a terrible drug - I'm sorry for your cousin & hope he realizes what he is doing to himself.
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