How to Talk to Your Girlfriend about Ritalin Use

How to Talk to Your Girlfriend about Ritalin Use

If your girlfriend is struggling with addiction, chances are you are experiencing the side effects of her addiction as well. Starting a discussion about her addiction can either be a positive or negative experience. Consulting professionals before you approach the conversation can help it become a positive one.

How to Initiate the Conversation

Initiating a discussion about your loved one’s addiction can be emotionally draining. Included in the following are some examples of how to initiate the conversation:

  • Ease into the conversation
  • Avoid distractions and going off topic
  • Emphasize your love for your significant other

When starting a conversation with your loved one about her Ritalin addiction, it is important to ease into the conversation. If she feels uncomfortable or cornered, she may try to argue or distract you with other topics. This is often used as a defense mechanism to avoid addressing her addiction. Professional interventionists can help to advise and prepare you for such road blocks, and you can even hire one to mediate the discussion. No matter where the discussion may lead, emphasize to your girlfriend how much you care for her. If your girlfriend feels judged and not loved, she will ignore your requests.

How Do You Know When Her Addiction Has Become a Problem?

There are universal signs of addiction no matter what drug is involved. Included in the following are some examples of when to know your loved one’s addiction to Ritalin has become problematic:

  • Keeps using despite negative consequences
  • Experiences withdrawal symptoms with stopped use
  • Builds tolerance towards the drug and/or prescription

When addiction has progressed to the point where the addict is experiencing negative consequences, and despite these consequences, continues to use, addiction has become a severe problem. If an addict suddenly stops using, chances are extremely high she will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be mild from headaches and nausea to severe seizures. Many addicts will resort to using to help ease or stop the pain of withdrawal. A detox or rehab facility can be immensely helpful as you and your girlfriend endure this process on the journey to wellness.

Ritalin Addiction Treatment

If your girlfriend is suffering from an addiction to Ritalin, please call our toll-free help line today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment possible. Her life is worth the call, so call us today.