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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:

  • Support 
  • Educate
  • and Equip family members of meth addicts

Topics of discussion include:

  • Setting boundaries,
  • Detachment,
  • Hidden anger,
  • Guilt,
  • Manipulation,
  • and Forgiveness

When and Where

  • Meeting information for 2012 and 2013 will be posted when available.
  • For more information, please contact: ShareandCare@mesacounty.us  

Why

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 

Unity Church

3205 North 12th Street

Fridays, 6:30-7:30pm

Families Anonymous 

An on-line support group for families of addicts

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 

Contact Kim Cannedy at 970-260-8187 for more information
 





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