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Smoking meth. Started losing weight and looks gaunt. What should be done?

My partner has admitted to me that he has been smoking meth on average 3xa week. I suspected, and he confirmed this has been going on for months. This has made me angry and un trusting. He is 60, way too old to be fooling around with such a dangerous drug. I ve done my research, tried to intervene, and even confiscated and dissolved the meth I ve found. He s become very agitated, his family are not aware but suspect that something is wrong as he s lost a crazy amount of weight and looks gaunt . How can iget him the help he needs? Where do I even begin, and is it possible to fight the addiction after more than a year of constant abuse?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response

I understand that you are concerned. It is certainly possible for him to quit, provided he wants to. Please talk to him gently about what he wants to do. Many times people want to quit but are afraid of what may happen on quitting, and so carry on. Take him to an addiction medicine specialist who can assure him that he will be taken care of and who can guide him through the process.

Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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