Episode 42

Meth addiction is all around us.

We see it in the faces of people on the street. We see it in the news. We might even see it in our families. Recovery from meth is hard and and may seem impossible. People do come back from the dark place that is meth addiction. Today we get to hear from Mary Beth, a woman in long-term recovery from meth who rebuilt her life.  Her meth addiction began at age 16 and continued until her early 30’s. Check out this inspiring story of recovery from meth addiction. 

About Mary Beth

For Mary Beth, childhood abuse and other traumas led to substance use disorder (addiction). 

Beginning with alcohol at age 12, she spent several years abusing various drugs until she found methamphetamine at 16. Mary Beth struggled with meth until she was 32 years old.

By incorporating ideas from multiple sources to build a secular (not 12-step or faith based) recovery plan that works for her, Mary Beth has accrued 27 years of sobriety. She used similar techniques to address the trauma and related anxiety as well.

Helpful Links

https://junkietojudge.com/ Mary Beth’s Website

https://lifering.org/ LifeRing Secular (non-religious) Recovery

https://womenforsobriety.org/ Women for Sobriety

https://sherecovers.org/ She Recovers (you can access the Facebook group here)

https://www.smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery

https://grantome.com/grant/NIH/R21-AA022747-01A1 Article on research on recovery groups

 https://betsybyler.com/treatment-tool/ Free Treatment Tool