Group support is often more helpful than going it alone!There are lots of free, community groups to choose from:
12-Step Groups (AA/NA) - Widely available, peer-run groups focusing on spiritual aspects of addiction and the use of "sponsors" as recovery mentors. Some crystal users don't feel real connected to the largely alcoholic crowd and prefer Narcotics Anonymous. Others find NA too triggering. Every group has a different "feel" so shop around. Lots of gay-specific groups on Capitol Hill.
Rational Recovery - Members believe that addiction is a result of dysfunctional thought patterns and belief systems (change your thinking, change your behavior). Some users like the non-spiritual approach, but many find the meetings are too focused on "AA bashing" rather than recovery.
Crystal Meth Support Group at Seattle Counseling - This drop-in group is open to anyone who wants to quit or stay off crystal. A safe place to talk about life, with and without crystal, among people who really understand. This is NOT a 12-step group, but more like a "chat group."
Talk, socialize and get support from other men who are making positive changes in their lives.
Every Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Seattle Counseling Service.