Meth recovery group forming in Ferndale

By |2005-09-22T09:00:00-04:00September 22nd, 2005|News|

FERNDALE – A new support group for people who wish to stop using methamphetamine will begin meeting in Ferndale in October. The group will meet on Monday nights at Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center under a program started by the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project and to be funded partially by a grant from the Arcus Foundation.
The group is called Crystal Meth Anonymous, and the goal of the group is to create “a fellowship of people for whom addiction to crystal meth has become a serious problem.” The group will meet weekly to share support and create a safe environment in which to stay clean and sober.
Along with the dangers associated with meth use such as depression, brain damage, rotted teeth and gums, and addiction, meth use is also strongly correlated in the gay male community with increased rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis.
“We can’t wait until the federal government decides to pay attention and fund prevention and education,” said Craig Covey, MAPP CEO. “The problem is going to get a lot worse, and we want to help people trying to quit meth use before many more lives are ruined.”

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