What is Crystal Meth Anonymous?
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help with their addiction to crystal meth. CMA’s primary focus is to sustain a sober lifestyle and to carry the message of recovery to the crystal meth addict who are still suffering.
By 2001, CMA meetings had begun in Atlanta, Georgia, and in to time at all, spread across the globe. This fellowship has been a beacon of hope for others who are suffering and for the families struggling to understand.
It has been a long road to recovery, but those who have benefited from the CMA fellowship go on to live a life that is fulfilling surrounded by a sober community that cares. A membership free from fees with not hidden agenda or corporate funding. Hosted by recovering addicts and sponsored by recovering addicts.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a membership cost?
Membership is free. CMA is a non-profit that accepts voluntary donations from their members. Donations are not required nor is anyone pressured to give.
Will everyone know I am struggle with a crystal meth addiction if I attend CMA meetings?
CMA is entirely anonymous with the intentions of keeping your identity and experiences private. If you do intend to go to a meeting you are not required to participate nor share your experiences. Involvement is entirely up to you.
Does CMA members have to attend meetings for the rest of their life?
No. Most crystal meth addicts don’t like to be told that they have to do anything for any extended period of time. Those who attend meetings enjoy them and keep coming back to stay on the right path. All meetings are judgement free environments that allow you to get how you feel and what you are dealing with off your chest.
CMA Fellowship Traditions and Values
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help with their addiction to crystal meth. The foundation of the CMA fellowship is built on the AA 12 Steps and traditions involving support meetings where members discuss how they achieved sobriety and developing a network of support through sponsorship.
The only requirement for membership is the honest desire to stop abusing crystal meth and the abstinence from any other mood-altering substance. There are no dues or fees for CMA membership as the CMA is self-supporting organization through member donations/contributions. CMA is not affiliated with any sect, politics, denomination, organization or institution. Nor do they wish to engage in any controversial topics related to drug abuse.
CMA’s primary focus is to sustain a sober lifestyle and to carry the message of recovery to the crystal meth addict who are still suffering. Crystal Meth Anonymous does not offer counseling or professional advice for treatment as the speakers and meeting hosts are recovering crystal meth addicts themselves and can only speak from experience.
Members participate in meetings by sharing their experiences, hopes, and strengths with other recovering addicts, work through the 12 Steps with a sponsor, and become a beacon of hope for those still struggling.
CMA’s Brief History in Time
In 1994, Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) founder Bill C. realized there was an alarming number of crystal meth addicts at his local AA meeting in Los Angeles and decided to establish a fellowship focused on crystal meth addiction. A recovering crystal meth addict of 16 years sober, Bill was driven to establish a fellowship that focused on crystal meth addiction and the struggles they faced. From this idea the fellowship of Crystal Meth Anonymous was born.
Attended by 13 people, the first meeting of CMA was held in September of 1994 in California. Many of those original members who attended that first meeting are still clean and sober and remain active in the CMA Fellowship as of 2009.
The early CMA meetings based their principles and traditions on the AA program of recovery due to the success it had with alcohol and narcotics. Members of the fellowship worked the Steps constructed by the AA Fellowship and upheld the traditions. By 1998 CMA meetings began to spread across the United States. By 2001, CMA meetings had begun in Atlanta, Georgia, and in to time at all, spread across the globe.
In October of 2008, nearly 200 delegates, committee member, trustees and members of the fellowship gathered in Park City, Utah to construct literature for their fellowship. As of 2013, there are nearly 600 meetings in 47 states that are dedicated to helping those battling their crystal meth addiction.
Disclaimer: DetoxtoRehab.com is in no way affiliated with Crystal Meth Anonymous nor do we receive funding from the organization for endorsing their fellowship. Our goal is to educate those in need about aftercare programs that help maintain sobriety and help those struggling with addiction find a meeting. Please attend an CMA meeting for literature or visit their website for more information.