My Go-To Tips for Getting off Meth

Mark Olmsted
3 min readMar 1, 2019
Me, 2003 and Me, 2018

This was originally a comment on Medium addressed to a gay man struggling with chronic relapse from meth. I realized that as my life has gotten very big (and all about work) in recent years, I hadn’t been of service to other addicts the way I used to be, and I really do have some valuable insights to share. So here goes.

My addiction drove me to drug dealing and prison, so I get it. And I have been off…

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Mark Olmsted

Author, "Ink from the Pen: A Prison Memoir" about my time behind bars. See GQ dot com “Curious Cons of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die” for story of how I got there.