I am a frequent flyer on the Parent Emeritus board and realized today that I should also be participating in this forum as well since my daughter is a meth addict. My sig explains it all really; she's 18, not living at home, staying with some guy and some other people and only calls when she wants money. I am working through detachment right now and I'm in the angry phase, definitely angry, at all that she has done in disrespect and destruction to not only herself but to us and our extended family. I am posting here today to find out more about meth and your experiences as parents of meth addicts, for those that are dealing with it or have. I just don't get it - there is so much media and publicity about meth and it's destructive nature; the before and after pictures and commercials....just sickening. I just don't understand why my beautiful daughter can also see those same commercials and pictures and keep on using meth - I"m sure that sounds terribly naive to many of you and I know that she is an addict so now it's more than just using A drug, it's about needing more meth to function. I have seen my daughter high on two occasions and the first time, didn't realize what was wrong until a cop friend of ours described it to me and what he described matched my daughter's behavior to a T. She is in total denial that she is even using meth although she knows that I know she has used in the past and even has tested positive for it in my home. She is destroying herself but will do absolutely anything to get it. We have been stolen from of both cash and possessions such as guns, stereo equipment, tools, etc. I am curious about other parents that are dealing with meth as a doctor and what your experience has been - I am someone that hasn't even had a speeding ticket much less anything drug related in my life so I want to be educated about it so I know what we're dealing with. She's been pretty good at hiding it or staying away while she is high I guess and we've just seen the long periods of sleep. I'm doing one day at a time and it gets easier everyday to detach and learn how to take care of myself so the stress and sadness don't consume me and I hope all of you are doing the same.