reply to post by Brujobrett13
Sorry to learn of your family's troubles... if methamphetamine abuse is at play it can be hard on all members of the family to cope with.
One thing I believe that is often a large side effect of methamphetamine abuse is the long term lack of sleep and its effects on the brain. It's
like a double edged sword... healthy sleep patterns can't occur, and it further assists in unclear thinking in withdrawal effects of the drug
addiction. It's the reasoning she can think and say these things with such conviction... it is normal for her to go long periods of time with no
Think about that... all humans need good sleep for the brain to not fall into delusional logic processing. Now imagine having to process drug
withdrawal symptoms along side the unclear thinking. Many people, and even health professionals will relate the schizophrenic-like actions to be
directly drug related, and that just isn't the case all the time. Have you ever stayed awake for over 24 hours, even without drugs, and not felt
crazy to some degree? Now imagine building your entire life around these sleep habits.
Rehab, even by use of intervention, is much needed in this scenario. Getting sleep patterns back to normal patterns is just as important as the
rehabbing. A lot of emotional stresses will need to be approached by your entire family, but the love and support from you all is what will help the
most. She will likely not take the help she needs if the love and support is not there for her. It may have to be tough love and a little guilt
inducing at first that gets her to take help, but help with coping with the disease of drug abuse is needed more than anything else. A drug abused
mind of an adult operates much to the same degrees of a child's brain that is physically and or emotionally abused.
I wish the best for your family's dealing with this illness!