You are not alone
Although methamphetamine production in Michigan is down—and keeps going down—meth use is increasing.
According to authorities, “we have a skyrocketing crystal meth problem.”  Less-potent locally cooked methamphetamine is being replaced by much purer imported crystal meth. The result: life-threatening relapses among former meth users, and faster crystal meth addiction among those trying it for the first time.
Michigan currently ranks fourth in the United States for drug abuse-related problems (based on an analysis of law enforcement, health, and substance abuse data from a slew of organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Bureau of Investigation, SAMHSA, and others) . The latest reports show a 20% increase in methamphetamine-related arrests here, and a 28% increase in people seeking meth addiction treatment. 
Amid these dire statistics there is hope.
If you need help—and want it from people who understand what you’re going through—CARE is here for you.
Recovery can be your new beginning.
What Does Methamphetamine Recovery Look Like?
You’re not alone in this. CARE’s Recovery United program will connect you with a whole community of people in recovery.
We’ve been where you are: Nights in jail, days on the street, missing family events, lying to people who care about you. We know what it’s like to have trouble even imagining what a drug-free life really looks like. If you’ve “tried everything” and fear that there’s no hope, consider Recovery United.
We know there are multiple paths to recovery. Yours could include a stay in a treatment center, non-facility treatment, evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions, a twelve-step program, community-based support groups—or something completely different. Recovery is typically easier when we have more supports—and Recovery United can connect you with the right supports for you.
Each person seeking help is paired with a Peer Recovery Coach. Together, you and your coach construct an individualized path to recovery. This includes:
- Meeting as often as you need, in a place that works for you, on the schedule that your recovery demands
- Identifying stressors, triggers, and risks of relapse
- Making short-term and long-term goals
- Connecting you with the resources you need to live your life
- Building your community support network—a group of people who understand your struggle
- Developing the self-sufficiency and self-honesty you need for a lasting recovery
Each peer recovery coach has at least three years in recovery, and extensive training on addiction, co-occurring mental health issues, and the resources available to you. More importantly, they’re absolutely committed to the individual path to recovery you’ve chosen. Your coach provides the encouragement and support you need to keep you accountable to yourself. They are here to bridge the gaps, so you have the essentials you need to focus on a lasting recovery.