Methamphetamine has effects on children which many users ignore or are just not aware. Smoking methamphetamine in the same house as the children puts them at risk for hyperactivity, and respiratory problems. Just because one closes a door doesn’t mean the chemicals of meth are not released into the ventilation system that is also attached to a child’s room. Just walking into a room that someone has smoked meth in is dangerous. Not only can one get high from the smoke fumes, the chemical remnants of meth can still easily be ingested.
So often those who use meth do not realize that others are being affected by their drug use. Addiction affects everyone in the addict’s life. So many factors of meth use take precedence over a person when in active addiction, such as, lack of support for one’s family, isolation and incarceration which has almost doubled in the past few years. Addiction treatment provides support for families in that the education and rehabilitative services received give the addict tools for survival in exchange helps the survival of others.
If you or a loved one is suffering from meth addiction, our referral specialists’ will help guide you to a drug rehab suited to meet your needs and the needs of your family.