Support for Families
Is Someone You Love Using Meth?
If you have an addict in your life we recommend compassionately confronting them about their use and setting boundaries around their using behavior (i.e. "I find you drug use unacceptable - and I won't allow you around the kids when you are using" etc.)
It may help to remember that addicts are suffering from a progressive and potentially fatal disease. Modern medical thinking is that addiction is not a weakness, a lack of willpower or a moral failing. Addicts are sick people who can be effectively encouraged to get well, not bad people who need to be "good".
Sadly, most addicts do not recover until they become willing to seek help; our experience has shown it is nearly impossible to "make someone recovery". Addiction is a progressive disease that affects the entire family structure. Modern recovery approaches deal with the family and friends as well as the addict. It is important NOT to shield the addict from the consequences of their behavior (referred to as "enabling"). Not enabling the addict may help them become willing to seek help.
Detachment with love gives new meaning
Family members can untangle from a loved one
Family members cannot control a loved ones addiction
How to talk to someone who abuses alcohol or drugs
How to Talk to a Woman
Methamphetamine: Know the FACTS
Self care is about setting boundaries and letting go
What happens in chemical dependency treatment?
Share and Care
Who and What
A concerned citizen and member of the Mesa County Meth Task Force facilitates a 6-week support group for families members of Methamphetamine users. The purpose of our group is to:
- and Equip family members of meth addicts
Topics of discussion include:
- Setting boundaries,
- Hidden anger,
- and Forgiveness
When and Where
- Meeting information for 2012 and 2013 will be posted when available.
- For more information, please contact: ShareandCare@mesacounty.us
The purpose of this meeting is to help people cope with the pain of having an addict in their life. Family members of Meth users do not need to sign up, and are encouraged at attend these support groups. This group is FREE.
The following groups are not affiliated nor endorsed by the Mesa County Meth Task and are simply listed as an option
Narcotics Anonymous Family Groups
3205 North 12th Street
An on-line support group for families of addicts
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Contact Kim Cannedy at 970-260-8187 for more information