Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or fees for CMA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. CMA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to lead a sober life and to carry the message of recovery to the crystal meth addict who still suffers.
Through the cma-gso portal, we have access to our members’ written stories of recovery. We can also listen to speakers from meetings and perhaps identify with our experiences.
CMA Statement on COVID-19
Dear members and fellows of Crystal Meth Anonymous,
On March 14, 2020, CMA put forth a Statement on COVID-19 with suggestions for in-person meetings and contingency plans if in-person meetings were not possible due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Three weeks later, the majority of CMA groups have moved to online or telephone meetings. Groups across the globe have registered their virtual meetings in the CMA Online Meeting Directory, and this list grows every day. Groups have also turned to cashless systems for the Seventh Tradition. It’s very clear that groups are indeed spiritual entities regardless of the place at which they gather, and we’re inspired by their commitment and resourcefulness in creating safe, virtual spaces for……
What About Alcohol & Other Drugs?
Many of us struggled with the suggestion that we give up alcohol and other unprescribed drugs, along with crystal meth. The first step in our recovery was for us to admit we were addicts. We came to understand that our addictive behavior could easily be transferred to other substances. Physicians, psychologists and other professionals familiar with the treatment of our disease refer to this as cross-addiction. This is a very real danger. Further, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol or other drugs have often led us right back to crystal meth. For some of us, it took time, but for most it happened fairly quickly: Our innocent escape to the neighborhood bar sent us back to our crystal meth dealers in search of our drug of choice. It is important for us to remember that alcohol is a drug, period.
CMA Members or CMA Groups can use our online form(s) to make their Seventh Tradition contributions.
Make a Seventh Tradition Contribution
We accept contributions from either groups or individuals online only. The links on the “Read More” page will take you to forms that will allow you to contribute directly. If you would like more information about why we contribute or the types of contributions we make, please read the information provided below.
What About Relapse Prevention?
We experienced great relief when, in time, the desire to use crystal meth was lifted. We know that it is easier to stay clean than to get clean. Relapse never had to happen, but when it did, it was crucial for us to be rigorously honest about our using, and in any self-examination that followed. We returned to meetings immediately, called friends in the fellowship, and discussed our obsession to use. We did not risk being further caught in the familiar patterns and torment of our addiction. We tried to accept our mistake, without being embarrassed. CMA members welcomed us back, listened and often made helpful suggestions as we redoubled our efforts in recovery.
Why One Day at a Time?
The idea of never using crystal meth again was impossible for us to comprehend. In early recovery, we were encouraged to make a commitment each day not to use just for that day. This pledge was still too much for some of us. In these instances, we promised ourselves something along these lines: “I won’t use crystal meth, just for the next hour.” This helped us to stay in the here and now and not to get caught up in what might be. For these reasons, we say we stay sober one day at a time.