Unconditional Friend

“We become an unconditional friend to ourselves. We get a simple and direct relationship with the way we are.” -What About Meditation? (CMA Pamphlet) In the rooms of CMA we learn to treat ourselves with the same kindness we show to other recovering addicts. Slowly we begin to internalize the love and acceptance we receive […]

Addicted to Drama

“I don’t think I would have had as good a time getting loaded without the associated drama.” —VOTF: Our Recovery – On Drama. Many of us come to understand that we were addicted to drama long before we found meth. We disguised our unmanageability as busyness, hustle, and struggle—anything but boredom! Crystal seemed to provide […]

Tools vs. Weapons

“Keep in mind that these tools are not meant to overwhelm us. They are based on the experience of addicts who have found a solution.”   -CMA Pamphlet – Sober Tool Kit In CMA we’re offered many powerful tools. Meetings, the Twelve Steps, a sponsor, literature—they’re all recommended to help us recover from our addiction […]

Surrender to Win

“Addiction was giving up everything for one thing. Recovery is giving up one thing to get everything back.” -Heard in a CMA meeting I never wanted to be a drug addict growing up. Who does!? But it all felt so exhilarating in the beginning. Crystal was seductive—it lured me in with a parade of beautiful […]