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What You Can Find At Meeting Finder
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, nearly 23.5 million people in the United States need treatment for substance or alcohol addiction.
Our team strives to provide information that inspires you to get help for your or a loved one's addiction to drugs or alcohol. Some information includes: signs of drug or alcohol addiction, what drug abuse/alcohol abuse does to the body, choosing a sponsor, road to recovery, twelve steps of addiction, informational pages about various anonymous meeting groups and much, much more!
Allow us to provide you the information you need to learn more about seeking help and starting a new life TODAY! Whether used socially or on a regular basis, drugs and alcohol can have negative effects on every aspect of someone's life. Not only does it cause damage to the organs, it can affect the brain, cause psychological problems and lead to various medical conditions or illnesses.
Signs Of Drug or Alcohol Addiction
Some of the most common signs include one's isolation from daily life, a change in one's look, poor decision making or a change in mood (suddenly becoming aggressive or violent). These are among some of the many signs and symptoms to determine alcohol or drug addiction.
What Drugs And Alcohol Do To The Body
Let's take some time to explain some of the effects that these substances have on the body. In terms of substance abuse, there are both short and long terms effects on the body that may affect one's life forever. Some short-term effects of drugs on the body include:
- loss of hand/eye coordination ability;
- muscle spasms;
- weight loss/gain;
- decaying teeth;
- mood swings;
Other more serious effects can occur such as: memory loss, heart palpitations, hallucinations, cancer, heart attack or stroke, infertility, anxiety or depression as well as psychosis.
Choosing to seek help allows one's body to stop enduring these negative effects. While some of these things are irreversible, stopping one's alcohol or drug abuse today allows for better health tomorrow.
Choosing The Right Treatment Path
Our comprehensive, accurate information on drug and alcohol recovery can be a guide for you to seek help! Finding the proper treatment method for your individual needs is important. However, the most important part of that journey, is the recognition that one needs help. After choosing a treatment facility or rehabilitation center and completing their program, one will still need re-inforcement after they join society again. This makes drugs and alcohol anonymous meetings important. They can provide a source of support from those who have experienced similar problems or who have successfully recovered from an addiction problem.
Meetingfinder.com strives to encourage those needing help to seek it. With our comprehensive and updated database, one can locate meetings for several different groups. They include:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous (Nar-Anon)
- Codependents Anonymous
- Opiates Anonymous
- Crystal Meth Anonymous
- Marijuana Anonymous
- Pills Anonymous
- Heroin Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
These are just some of the many meetings that are available for those seeking help. These support groups are free to attend. They promote people to remain clean through a series of activities and therapy sessions. For many, the process of talking about their experiences begins the healing process. The focus is to recover one day at a time.
Choosing A Sponsor
When choosing to go to drug or alcohol meetings, one needs to choose a sponsor. A sponsor is someone who has recovered from a similar drug addiction and can guide you through the recovery process. They should be available 24 hours a day for you if you need encouragement, help or guidance regarding your addiction. Everyday can be a struggle for someone newly-clean, so a support system, other then family or friends, is imperative to one's success.
Choosing To Recover
Our website gives you all the tools you need in order to seek help for a drug or alcohol addiction. Whether to choose a rehab or to attend meetings for continued encouragement on your road to recovery, our website is the most updated on the Web. If you're suffering a substance abuse or alcohol problem, it's time to seek help. You're here for a reason. You've admitted you have a problem and that quite probably, could be the most difficult part of the process.
The road to recovery can be long and difficult, if you make it that way. There are countless treatment centers and rehabilitation centers that are ready and willing to give you your life back. Why wait?
Helping A Loved One
Sometimes it is hard to provide the help a loved one may need for their addiction. We have helped countless families stage an intervention for their sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, children, friends or even parents. This website hopes to be a source of information, encouragement and help that people need when choosing life for their family and friends. Our helpful database, Steps away, allows you to find meetings in your area that pertain to their individual addiction problem. Nothing helps someone better then talking to those they believe can relate to them. Even after successfully completing a rehab program, meetings are imperative to the recovery process as temptations occur in daily life.
Allow Meeting Finder to give you the information and support you need to change lives today, whether it is your own or a loved one's. Addiction is a dangerous road one chooses and finding a new path to a successful and healthy life is important. Allow us to guide you to sobriety today!