CMA Statements on COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Dear members and fellows of Crystal Meth Anonymous,

These last few months have been like no other. And the Fellowship of CMA has trudged through it all with grace and innovation. Some groups are, or soon will be, having in-person meetings. Online meetings are still going strong, and it looks like they’re here to stay.

As you return to your meetings, we suggest keeping the CMA Meeting Directory and Online Meeting Directory updated. Some folks are planning to have dual meetings – one in person and the other online. Dual meetings will be listed in their respective meeting directory. When updating, please use the comments section for additional information such as meeting capacity (if social distancing is employed) and facility requirements (are masks mandatory?). And of course please continue to practice suggestions for safe meeting spaces and follow local, state, and national rules as they pertain to COVID-19.

In our last communication on April 6, we mentioned we were working on guidelines and resources for CMA groups on starting online meetings. You can now click on the About Online Meetings in the main menu which will take you to the online resources page. Here you will find information about existing online meetings and resources to help you start your own meeting, including an online toolkit and links to meeting formats and readings. There’s guidance on the Seventh Tradition, Engaging the Newcomer, and Applying Traditions to Online Meetings.

We hope these updates continue to be useful. As always, take good care of yourselves, and each other.

The CMA General Service Committee