A 21-year-old methamphetamine addict has agreed to give up her habit after her parents told her that using drugs was wrong.
The young addict said she’d been smoking meth every day for nearly three years, and probably would have continued had her parents not intervened to warn her of the dangers.
“I thought I was completely hooked,” said the youth. “I’d tried just about every treatment imaginable to get off drugs – naltrexone, methadone programs, cold turkey, even netball. But in the end all it took was a brief chat with my folks.”
The youth’s parents said they got the idea to talk to their daughter after watching a government-funded commercial on television.
“The ad told us to discuss drug abuse with our children,” said one of the responsible parents. “So we called our daughter into the living room, sat her down and suggested that she stop using meth. She said ‘ok’, and that was it. Problem solved.”
“We were only able to do so after we read a government pamphlett which alerted us to the fact that meth was ‘bad’.”
The parents said their other daughter had also stopped using meth after her fatal overdose two weeks ago.
“If only we’d had one of our little talks with her too,” reflected the parents. “Maybe she’d still be with us today.”