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Here’s a heartwarming story of an 8 month pregnant meth and heroin addicted mother, the Albuquerque police officer who found her shooting up (recorded via his body camera), and then what happens next. Spoiler: the police officer and his wife literally adopt the user’s newborn child — and metaphorically adopt the mother, as well. CNN …
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New research is validating what many of us have believed all along: one of the most powerful ways to fight addiction is to find something in life to get super passionate about. I know that once I engaged fully with my passions, recovery was so much, well, easier. If I was to immerse myself in rewriting my …
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According to research, the single best action you can take to increase your odds of still being clean a year from now is to move away. In recovery lingo, it’s called “doing a geographic.” You really can’t overstate the value of literally, physically removing yourself from your old using environment. But since most of us …
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It’s my great privilege to introduce our new online course: “I’m Ready to Quit!” The content of this course is current. As new scientific studies on meth treatment come along — and they do all the time — the course material is updated accordingly.  I believe there is no “one size fits all” cookie-cutter way …
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2016 Olympic Silver medalist Luvo Manyonga.  Takes the Gold at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Another Gold at Australia’s Commonwealth Games in 2018. And, now, all eyes are on the 2020 Olympics. Here’s the best feature story I’ve found on Luvo. Next time someone says you can’t come back from meth, tell ’em about Luvo… Enjoy. …
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Another Great Quitting Meth Story
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Mark Twain once said, “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” Don’t we know it, too? If you’ve been struggling with crystal meth, you’ve probably come to realize that quitting—even though difficult—isn’t nearly as difficult as staying quit. After withdrawal ends, the question …
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In the 4-plus years of this blog, I’ve published only 3 guest posts, including this one. I don’t edit… raw… real… and some great advice. By Peter Lang I’ve been addicted to nearly every substance imaginable including heroin, cocaine, and every prescription medication you can think of. I’ve been homeless—living on the street of Philadelphia …
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According to a 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, over 40 percent of people with a substance use disorder also have a mental health condition, yet fewer than half (48.0 percent) receive treatment for either disorder. This “over 40 percent” number is averaged for …
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Quitting Crystal Meth by Joseph Sharp - 8M ago
Since this will be the last post of the year, I thought it fitting to talk about that “last run.” It’s when we say, “This is it. My last run. I’m quitting right after this eight ball is gone.” Been there before? (More than once, right?) Though this post is primarily directed to the person who …
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