Here are some of THE BEST online resources I’ve found that can help you quit your crystal meth addiction:
FACEBOOK CRYSTAL METH SUPPORT GROUPS:
QCM Recovery and Community Page — Our FaceBook fan page for the book Quitting Crystal Meth: What to Expect & What to Do. Positive and uplifting news about the full and clean life after meth.
Surviving Crystal Meth — The largest Crystal Meth Page on FaceBook, Surviving Crystal Meth, has around 15,000 members. I like how they describe themselves: “This page is for those who are clean from Meth, those who are actively using and need direction, for anyone that has a loved one addicted and need some advice, and anyone that has been affected from Meth in any way shape or form.”
Crystal Meth Awareness and Support Group — This is a “closed group” that hovers between 7,000 and 8,000 members. If you have trouble getting accepted as a member of this group for some technical or other reason, email me and I’ll add your name to the list.
The Tweakers Project on Facebook .– The second largest Meth group on FaceBook. The Tweaker’s Project it a “public group” that has around 5,000 members.
CMALA on Facebook — One of my favorite “secret groups,” though it has only about 1,000+ members, it’s the official website of the annual CMA conference in Los Angeles. Inspiring and for me life-altering, the CMALA Convention is a 3-day celebration of sobriety held every spring in Los Angeles, where Crystal Meth Anonymous began in 1994. Everyone desiring to lead a life free of addiction to crystal meth is welcome. Whether you are just starting out in your recovery or looking for a way to enrich your program, CMALA has a workshop or event for you. Come celebrate sobriety with us. Nothing compares to being in a room with 500 to 600 recovering tweakers. You will be amongst your people! And please seek me out and introduce yourself. You’ll need to be added to this list by a member, so you can email me with your FaceBook name (as it appears on the QCM Recovery and Community Page), and I’ll add you.
OTHER REOMMEDED ONLINE RESOURCES:
Tweaker.org — an excellent site designed specifically for gay CM users. Meth is an epidemic in the gay community. If you are gay, I highly recommend this site.
InTheRooms.com — the worlds largest Online Recovery Social Network. Whether you’re sober, clean, or seeking help with your addiction, InTheRooms will connect you with other people who share YOUR addiction, in YOUR local area, and all across the world! Another great resource.
Online Narcotics Anonymous Meetings & Chatroom –two daily online meetings where addicts seeking recovery can chat 24/7 for support and fellowship. It’s free. No registration is required, and on one asks for your contact info or e-mail address. A first name or a chat handle will suffice.
Narcotics Anonymous in the United Kingdom — how to find in person meetings, how to find online meetings and just about everything else you could want to know about NA in the UK.
IF YOUR CHILD IS AN ADDICT:
Cathy Taughinbaugh — If your child has a meth problem, you can’t do much better than to start with Cathy Taughinbaugh. Cathy coaches moms and occasionally dads on how they can help themselves and their children when their child is struggling with drugs or alcohol.
AND LET’S NOT LEAVE OUT SEX…
As you know, especially if you have used meth-fueled sex like we do in the gay community, meth and sex can seem inseparable. Often users can’t even begin to imagine having “normal” sex without meth. Here are some excellent resources:
Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, by Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S and Lust, Men and Meth: a Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery, by David Michael Fawcett,PhD, are excellent and will speak your language. I suggest you buy both if you are a gay male chem-sex meth user.
For those of us who aren’t gay, and even if you are, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, has two indispensable books, Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn and Love Addiction and Sex Addiction 101: The Workbook.
HOW TO FIND A REHAB TREATMENT FACILITY:
Blue Tiger Recovery in Palm Springs, California is one of the best treatment facilities that addresses both both sex and meth addiction simultaneously. If you’re a gay meth addict like myself, I can’t recommend a treatment facility anywhere that would be better suited for your recovery. (You’ll notice, this is the only treatment facility I recommend on this website. I am not affiliated with Blue Tiger in any way.)
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous search engine for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States. If you’re looking for a treatment facility, this is a non-biased and true search engine that will help. (Most of the other search engines are actually operated by particular treatment facilities and are biased.)
HOW TO FIND A CLEAN ROOMMATE:
MySoberRoommate.com — MSR is a new online community for sober people to search for and message with potential roommates who match their selected criteria. Also, because of the importance of privacy and anonymity, MSR puts members in control of what personal information they share on the site and when they share it.
HELP GROW THIS RESOURCE PAGE:
If you know of any good meth recovery websites or forums, please let me know, and if they meet the criteria (basically, they’re just offering information, not trying to sell you something), let me know and I’ll consider them for inclusion on this page.
Thanks and Peace,