Baltzer, Keren
February 2008
Guideposts;Feb2008, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p68
The article focuses on methamphetamine addiction in the U.S. The use of methamphetamines, known as meth or crystal meth, has skyrocketed in the U.S., particularly in the Midwest. Some users try it to lose weight, thinking it will be easy to stop later on. To help a family member who is addicted to meth, one can establish ground rules--the most obvious being a ban on alcohol or drugs in the home. It emphasizes the importance of finding a good counselor who has worked with families with drug-addicted members.


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