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CMA Meeting Directory

For most of us, our first connection with CMA was at a meeting of Crystal Meth Anonymous. A meeting usually takes place at a specific time and place where two or more addicts come together for the purpose of recovery. In contrast to a meeting, a CMA group is a spiritual entity that exists beyond the specific time and place of the meeting for the purpose of carrying the message to the addict who still suffers. Regular meetings are encouraged to list their meeting time and place on local and national meeting lists. Groups are encouraged to register with CMA World Services and elect service representatives to the Area Assembly. 

Whenever two or more crystal meth addicts come together for the purpose of recovery they can form a CMA group — providing that, as a group, they have no other affiliation. Each group's primary purpose should be to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. By Tradition, each group is autonomous, conducting itself as its members see fit, provided that its actions do not impact other groups or the CMA Fellowship as a whole. CMA does not govern individual meetings, instead relying upon the spiritual principles outlined in our Twelve Traditions and Traditions Concepts to guide each group's actions. 

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For The Professional
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 foundation of the fellowship is regular attendance at meetings where members discuss how they achieved sobriety and a new outlook on their way of living. We recommend a program of recovery which includes the 12 steps of recovery set forth by Alcoholics Anonymous.

We have come to realize that addiction is a progressive disease that can only be arrested, but never cured. Denial and rationalization are part of that illness. Most addicts resist any suggestion that addiction could be the root of their problems. They may also resist any suggestion of a 12-step recovery program as a possible solution. Recovery begins with the addict‚s recognition that they are powerless over their addiction and that their life has become unmanageable. Expect that until the addict is ready to make such an admission, rejection of the health care professional‚s diagnosis is common.

Our experience has taught us the value of knowledge in encouraging the addict to seek help. We recommend attending open meetings of Crystal Meth Anonymous to become more knowledgeable for the addict who may become receptive to the CMA fellowship and need to have questions answered. We have found that it is difficult for the health care professional to refer someone to an organization with which they are unfamiliar. At this meeting, the health care professional can obtain more information on the CMA fellowship, a meeting list of other meetings, and CMA literature.

It is important to note that the only requirement for membership in CMA is a desire to stop using. Members participate in meetings, work with a sponsor, and work the steps of a 12-step recovery program. We encourage the addict to attend multiple meetings to find those meetings which are most comfortable for them. Whenever possible, the newcomer should attend meetings with someone from the CMA fellowship who can answer their questions. Often, this person may be a temporary sponsor who can help to guide the newcomer into the program of recovery. There are no religious affiliations; CMA is based on spiritual principles. Our goal in CMA is the same as the health care professional: to help the addict stop using and lead a healthy lifestyle.

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