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From Meth Addict To Complete Recovery & Happiness

Created by George Araiza

From Meth Addict To Complete Recovery & Happiness

I was an addicted to crystal meth for ten years. I had been to a number of rehabs and consulted with drug/alcohol counselors with no success. On my own I figured out that I was depressed and the 5mg of Zoloft per day prescribed by psychiatrist was not enough. I checked with a pharmacist and increased my daily intake of Zoloft to 100mg. My depression went away and so did my craving for meth. I've never looked back since. I really love my life today.

I give free presentations at various libraries in San Diego, CA to help educate the public on how to heal the psycho, social, and chemical components of addiction. I'm currently living in the PATH/CONNECTIONS housing facility for the homeless here in San Diego, CA.

Partners for Hope raise critical funds on behalf Partnership to End Addiction – the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Every dollar raised on behalf of the Partnership* will help ensure free, personalized family support resources, including our national helpline, peer-to-peer parent coaching, customized online tools and community education programs, can reach those who need them most. Please consider donating to this fundraiser and sharing this page.

*Donations made to Partnership to End Addiction are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, as no goods or services are provided in consideration in whole, or in part, of any contribution to this nonprofit organization.  EIN: 52-1736502

Guest Book


1. Port Of Call
Thanks for sharing and well done!
2. Gram
Hi George, congratulations on your recovery. I understand totally about rehabs being filled with incompetent staff members. Some are not only incompetent but are also manipulators with narcissistic personalities, and they do more harm than good. It is so sad when they prey on the wounded. I would like to hear more about your story.
3. George
Hi, It's shocking that the nation's rehabs are filled with incompetent staff members who rely solely on the 12-step program and have no education beyond a G.E.D. and lack a background in psychology, pharmacology, and trauma release that's necessary to really help people recover COMPLETELY! Rehabs are a multi-bilion dollar business in this country.
4. Julie
Thank you for sharing your story, George -- and congratulations on your recovery!
5. Laura B.
Hi George, congrats on your recovery and your path to educating the public about addiction. It's an admirable accomplishment!