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Unread 10-13-2014, 11:30 AM   #1
guilty mom
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My 32 year old daughter is addicted to meth, I've never been so scared & confused & helpless. She is tiny her skin color is gray. She always looks dirty and dingy. She was a very pretty girl. She tells me it takes her pain away she can get out of bed and play with 10 year old son. I do understand if it truly takes her pain away but I know it's killing her. She was 19 when she started getting sick I finally took her to Cleveland clinic they found 2 brain tumors and 4 in her belly. She has been so sick for so long. Then one day 5 years ago she started getting out bed . Showing up to family dinners. I thought ok we are getting it we will beat this . Well now she is going well anyway you know.

I have read many of your post I have learned so much from all of you. I had no clue about this drug . The tough love to help not to help ?????? I just cry !!!! I love my daughter so much I can't do the touch love I don't have it in me. I have seen her leave this world during the cancer stood there and watched the doctors bring her back. I just know with all my being I can not walk away from her. For the first time I'm very lost. No answer no fix no clue. I have read book searched the net. I have a better understanding now that I have read so many of your stories. Please someone ???? What can I do.
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Unread 10-14-2014, 09:46 AM   #2
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Hi guilty mom, welcome. What does your daughter say when you speak with her about the meth (I'm assuming methamphetamine and not methadone) misuse? Have you told her your fears - if not, maybe put it all in a letter to her so she can read, re-read and absorb what you're seeing happen to her.

If she is in pain, she should see a doctor - methamphetamine is not a painkiller. She's probably using it to kill emotional pain. Perhaps treating her own depression? Has she ever had a psychiatric evaluation?

Methamphetamine is one drug that can damage the brain.
http://www.methproject.org/answers/w...l#Brain-Damage

Does she want help? Until she does, there's really not much anyone can do.

For you, have you gone to any alanon meetings and talked with people going through/or have gone through similar circumstances?
http://al-anon.alateen.org/

I'm so sorry for your pain and your daughter's also.

Nancy
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