1. Just wondering how many people are able to quit Meth after trying it? I have a brother that keeps going back to it over and over and I have heard that noone just tries it once.. Is this true? Is it that addicting?
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  3. by   MollyJ
    Meth is notoriously hard to quit. Many people have said that the user is always chasing the first high, which is often seen as the best.

    That said, quitting anything from tobacco to alcohol to meth is often accomplished with more than one quit attempt. Some times it is helpful for people to understand that each serious quit attempt gives them some kind of useful information on what works, what doesn't work.

    I guess it is my personal hope that Meth will become one of those drugs that people see as "so awful" that they will avoid it. Much like LSD, cocaine some of those.

    Good luck to your brother and I hope he can stay healthy enough to get into recovery.
  4. by   teeituptom
    so many addicts so few drugs

    Many addicts have what has been called ADP addictive personality disorder.

    But sooner or later they all quit

    either to get better and lead healthy lives
    or to die

    I pray they all get better to lead beneficial lives
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I live in central Illinois - the (unfortunate) meth capital of the US. So sorry for what your brother and family are going through. Has he considered NA (Narcotics Anonymous)? Patterned after AA - I've heard they have had some success. I'm also a volunteer fireman/EMS person - seeing people burned up in meth labs is getting old!