For Friends & Family

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. We cannot offer counseling or suggestions on the situations of family members and loved ones of addicts.

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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 Twelve Steps of recovery set forth by Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Learn About Hospitals & Institutions Meetings

The primary purpose of the Hospitals & Institutions Advisory Committee is to carry the Crystal Meth Anonymous message of recovery to individuals who are confined, restricted, or otherwise unable to attend a Twelve Step CMA meeting.

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Anonymity and the Media

For many years, we in CMA have appreciated the support we have received from our friends in the media. You have assisted in saving countless lives. We seek your continued cooperation in protecting the anonymity of our members at the public level.

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The CMA History of Service

In 1994, the founder of CMA--Bill C., a recovering crystal meth addict 16 years sober in A.A.--observed a growing number of other crystal meth addicts attending various twelve-step meetings in Los Angeles. Bill recalled that many of the secretaries of these meetings did not like the shares of the crystal meth addicts and were therefore reluctant to call on them in meetings. Bill maintained that there ought to be a place for these people to share.

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Many "codes" are used by meetings to help define how a group operates: B = Beginner, C = Closed, Crystal Meth Addicts, D = Discussion, G = Gay, G/L = Gay/Lesbian, H = Handicapped Accessible, HI = Interpreted Hearing Impaired, HS = Hospital, I = Institutional,  K = Kids welcome, L = Lesbian,  LS = Literature Study, MS = Men's Stag, NS = Non-Smoking, O = Open (guest welcome), SS = Step Study, SP = Spanish-speaking, SPK = Speaker, WS = Women's Stag, SA = Smoking, Y = Younger People.