If you are buying this book for a family member or close friend who has a problem with crystal meth, it’s important to know a few things up front…
There is a physical, biochemical reason your friend or family member is addicted.
The medical community considers methamphetamine addiction to be a “chronic” disorder or condition much the same as high blood pressure or asthma. The difference between meth addiction and these other diseases/disorders is the location of the malfunction. With addiction, the malfunction is in the brain—so it affects feelings and behaviors. Because of this, those who don’t know any better view addiction as a moral issue, a matter of willpower or character. But according to the best science we have today: addiction is a biological process in a brain that is malfunctioning. We don’t blame someone with high blood pressure or asthma for the physical malfunction happening in their bodies. And we certainly don’t shame them for seeking treatment.
Why is it different for the meth addict? It shouldn’t be.
When you give this book to someone, remember there is no shame involved with addiction. It is a physical malfunction. It is not a sign that your friend or family member is somehow mentally weak or lacking in character. In my experience, the truth is often just the opposite. Addicts are some of the strongest people I know and can, when no longer immersed in their addiction, become people of amazing character.
When you give this book to someone, remember that only they can know when it’s time to quit crystal meth. You can’t make that decision for them.
The way to give this book is without any shame or blame whatsoever.
You give it because you care.