The Public Information Person
The purpose of Public Information work in Crystal Meth Anonymous is to inform the community and professionals that CMA exists and offers recovery from the disease of addiction. A Public Information Representative helps to ensure that information about our fellowship is accurate and is available to the public and professionals within the community. When we participate in PI we keep the focus on the 12 Steps, follow the 12 Traditions and accept responsibility for our behavior. If we are rude, use profanity, or show a lack of respect for a facility or other organization, we bring into question the effectiveness of a recovery program. When called upon to give a presentation we:
* Do presentations with others
* Avoid using obscenities
* Be aware of your audience
* Avoid telling drug stories
* Remember our attractions are: It Works and It's Free
* Dress appropriately
Learn About Hospital & Institutions
The primary purpose of the Hospitals & Institutions Committee is to carry the Crystal Meth Anonymous message of recovery to individuals who are confined, restricted, or otherwise unable to attend a 12-Step CMA meeting.
Many times, an H&I meeting is the first introduction to Crystal Meth Anonymous that many inmates, clients, or patients receive. Therefore, it is important that our message of recovery through the 12-Steps be informative, clear, concise, positive, and solution oriented.
What is an H&I Meeting?
An H&I meeting is a 12-Step recovery meeting that takes place inside jails, treatment centers, hospitals, recovery homes, sober living environments or any other institution or facility where access to CMA meetings is limited or restricted. We use conference approved literature and provide this literature to those attending our meetings.
What happens at an H&I Meeting?
There are many formats that can be used at an H&I meeting such as: Topic & Discussion, God Stick Sharing, Question & Answer, just to name a few. Generally, there is a panel with a minimum of two crystal meth addicts sharing their personal experience with recovery and staying sober through the 12-steps. In many ways, H&I meetings resemble regular CMA meetings including the celebration of milestones in sobriety.
To download suggested H&I Meeting Guidelines CLICK HERE.
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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.