Press Release


Date: 05/15/2013

Contact: Joseph Sharp, josephsharp [at]


First and only concise self-help book on quitting crystal meth published.

Quitting Crystal Meth: What to Expect & What to Do by Joseph Sharp is the first book of its kind: a how-to quit manual written by a recovered meth addict for the meth addict who wants to quit.

Palm Springs, California – Drawing upon the wisdom and experiences of recovered addicts and recovery professionals, Quitting Crystal Meth: What to Expect & What to Do, by Joseph Sharp, is a 106 page handbook that explains what a person experiences during the first year of recovery from crystal meth. A no-nonsense how-to manual written by a recovered meth addict for the addict-reader who wants to quit, it’s available at (both North America and Europe) and other fine bookstores now.

“I wrote the book I wished I’d had when I was trying to quit—a straightforward manual that would give me some idea of what to expect and better my chances at quitting meth forever,” said Sharp. “The book is divided into the five stages of crystal meth recovery, beginning with withdrawal, that just about everyone goes through. It’s a genuine ‘how to’ book,’ in that for each stage there’s a section on ‘What To Expect’ and then ‘What To Do’ to help maximize your odds at quitting successfully.” Quitting Crystal Meth is a must read for the addict trying to quit on his own, but equally as helpful to those in rehab or sober living environments. There were more than 350,000 crystal methamphetamine users in the United States in 2010, but it’s a worldwide pandemic with twenty-five million users. Sharp’s website had readers in nineteen countries even before the book was published.

According to Bryan Wilmoth, former Program Director of Frank’s House and Rainbow Bridge Community Services in Los Angeles, “Quitting Crystal Meth is exactly the read you need if you’re an addict who likes to know what’s coming next!”

Sharp was also the author of Living Our Dying (Hyperion 1996); and Spiritual Maturity (Penguin Perigee 2001). In the early 1990s, he served as chaplain for terminally-diagnosed cancer and AIDS patients at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas and is a longtime survivor of HIV and cancer himself. A recovered crystal meth addict, he has lectured nationally. Sharp graduated of the University of Southern California and has an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Find out more, including a press kit at  Sharp blogs on “The Full and Free Life Beyond Crystal Meth and Addiction” and has a Facebook presence at On twitter he’s @QuittingMeth.

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