REQUIREMENT FOR RECOVERY
The only requirement to join the Church of Meth is a desire to stop using illegal street meth. This willingness is the basis for your recovery from methamphetamine addiction. A desire to stop fully expresses itself with 3 basic virtues: love, honesty, and open-mindedness.
Being willing to love means you are willing to love yourself first. You are better than this monster you have become. You do not have a moral deficiency. You have a disease. You are allergic to mood-altering substances. This allergy expresses itself as meth addiction. While you did not choose addiction and are not responsible for it, you ARE responsible for your recovery. A desire to stop using meth isn’t complete without first loving yourself enough to want to free yourself — to recover.
If someone is forcing you to read this and you’re not sure you want to stop using, just consider a few things. Do you have any control over how much you use? Can you stop using at will? Can you stop for good? Consider the negatives of your use. It costs a lot of money. It can land you in jail if you haven’t already been. It leads to unhealthy sleep patterns and digestive woes (your burps will eventually smell like farts every time you try to go more than a day without using). Some people report that it burns when they pee. Meth turns you into someone you don’t want to be. You might become manipulative, conniving, and selfish. You will develop abusive or co-dependent relationships. Basically, your life will revolve around obtaining more and more of the drug.
You’re better than that! So if you’re just reading this to make someone else happy well at least there is still love in you. Besides loving yourself, you need to be willing to love the people who truly love you: the people who want you stop using.
Ultimately, you need to be willing to love a Higher Power. The Highest Power in the Church of Meth is Yah, the Almighty, our Father in Outer Space. Some call Him God. Some call Him Allah. Some even call Him a Her: Heavenly Mother. For Christians who are members of the Church of Meth, He is the God of Israel, Yah, or Hashem (the Name). He is colloquially called God the Father. Yah has revealed to his prophet, yours truly, that it is a sin to use illegal street meth. Smoking, snorting, or injecting methamphetamine is against His will.
Being willing to be honest means that you will appraise your life accurately with no reservations. The truth will set you free. You will see how your life will be better without the drug. But at this point you can’t live with or without it. Honesty is the key to jumping this hurdle from using to not using. No one says to themselves when they’re a kid that they want to grow up to be a meth addict. Don’t justify or rationalize your use. Don’t get defensive when people point out your character defects — especially if they are the result of your use. Be honest.
Being willing to be open-minded means you’re not going to shut out the possibility of abstinence. Again, you are not responsible for your addictive personality which was simply the hand you were dealt. But you are responsible for your recovery. Addiction gnaws away at your deciding power until you find yourself using against your will. Your natural tendencies, your allergy, is forcing you to use. It can be as simple as a force of habit or as complicated as not being able to cope with the come down. But at least be open-minded enough to know that detox is possible.
There are 3 things that work against your recovery that will lead to your destruction if you let them. They are indifference, intolerance/phobia, and hostility towards spiritual principles.
An attitude of moral relativity is not helpful here. You must know that it is absolutely a sin to use illegal street meth. There are not varying moral degrees of dirty meth use. Using dirty meth is not the will of God. Not only is it against the law of the land which every Christian swears to uphold, but it is filthy drugs cut with nasty chemicals that are downright harmful to your health. Yah our Father in Outer Space cares about your temporal well being.
Are you scared of God? Rid yourself of this intolerance! You must be willing to find things in common with your Christian, Muslim, and Jewish brothers and to work together with fellow members of the Church of Meth for your own recovery.
Do not slander other religions. Believe in Yah the Father. Believe in the Church of Meth. Believe in the prophet. Thinking you know better than God’s fountains of revelation puts you in enmity between you and Him.
Here is what you need to affirm to complete step one. Recite this statement earnestly:
I ADMIT THAT I AM POWERLESS OVER ILLEGAL STREET METH AND MY LIFE HAS BECOME UNMANAGEABLE.
To make this admission you must be truthful in your self-appraisal. There is no way you way are using illegal street meth and in full compliance with the will of God. The prophet has spoken here. This is impossible.
To make this admission you must be humble and full of the spirit of self-denial.
ILLEGAL STREET METH
To make this admission you must see illegal street meth for what it is: criminal, low-grade, dirty, and simply a hardcore drug. It is one of the big bad boys of illegal drugs. There is no way you can be using such without sinning. You are deluded to think otherwise.
Your collective experiences, your series of situations that you endure are measured by your productivity, functionality, and relationships. Relationships with family, friends, strangers, and ultimately Yah the Father. Realizing your current quality of life here is very important.
To make this admission you must consider your financial situation, your career, your role in society, your relationships, your standing with the Church, and your relationship with God the Father. All illegal street meth users will find that there life is found wanting as far as manageability is concerned.
Finally, to complete step one, you simply need to surrender. You don’t need to fight anymore. You don’t need to convince anyone that your use is responsible and safe. You don’t need to rationalize or justify your use. You simply need to surrender to God and his prophet through the Church of Meth and you’ll be clean in no time.