Do you use meth because you are shy? To escape from worries? To boost your self-confidence?
Is meth use making your home life unhappy or jeopardizing your job or business?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions, you may have a problem. The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Crystal Meth Recovery Services program can help.
How Can I Quit?
With individual counseling and support groups, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center can help you stop using meth and improve your well-being.
Professional counselers can help you understand why you use meth and how you can get and stay clean. Click here for information about counseling at the Center, and click here for information about scheduling an appointment. Looking for support from others in recovery? The Center's meth support groups are listed below. You can stop in to check out drop-in groups, or contact CMRS for more information about closed groups. You can find more resources to help you fight meth addiction in the Crystal Meth Recovery Toolbox.
How much do you know about meth? Read the meth memos to learn the basics of meth, including ingredients used in meth, how it is used and the drug's long-term effects.
Click here to read a Q&A with Mike Rizzo, Manager of Crystal Meth Recovery Services. A recovering addict, Rizzo now makes it his mission to help others fight meth addiction.
News Story: Homeless LGBT Youth and Crystal Meth
In a story by KCET news show Life & Times, Michael, a homeless young gay man, and Mike Rizzo, manager of Crystal Meth Recovery Services, talk about a rise in meth use among homeless LGBT youth:
Life & Times examines meth use among homeless LGBT youth.
Click here to read stories from Crystal Meth Recovery Services clients.
Crystal Meth Groups
Weekly crystal meth groups give you a way to draw strength from others in recovery. Mental health professionals facilitate the groups, which vary in size but are typically small. Crystal Meth Support Group McDonald/Wright Building,Hollywood Monday evenings Abstinence-based group
Methology Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m. Methology is a crystal meth harm-reduction program that is provided in a safe, non-judgmental space with others who get it.
Recovery Over Crystal (ROC) Group McDonald/Wright Building, Hollywood Wednesday evenings Abstinence-based educational group
Youth Center on Highland Crystal Drop-In Group Youth Center on Highland, Hollywood Fridays 10-11 a.m. This support group, specifically for Youth Center on Highland clients, will help you learn harm-reduction techniques.
For more information about crystal meth groups, or to schedule an intake, call 323-993-7448 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Meth Anonymous
Methology staff available from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Friday.