recovering members of Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) appreciate the support
we have received from our friends in the public media. Publicizing the
dangers of crystal meth can assist us in saving lives. We request your
continued co-operation in protecting the anonymity of our members at
the public level. We ask, therefore, that when presenting CMA members
in all forms of public media:
use their first names and last initials only.
do not use pictures in which their faces may be recognized.
is the spiritual foundation of our Fellowship and assures our members
that their recovery will be private. Our experience and long-standing
twelve step tradition (the Twelve Traditions
which guide our organizational operations can be found here) have
shown that the active addict may avoid any source of help which might
reveal his or her identity.
recovering addicts may waive the anonymity request when speaking with
you, but we ask that you consider our request for anonymity
to supersede any waiver they may make. While some might seek
publicity and individual recognition, we have found that this may
endanger the work of helping other addicts to recover.
Meth Anonymous is not affiliated with any other organization, although
we have adapted AA's Twelve Steps for our use. CMA is self-supporting,
declining any outside contributions; and we are nonprofessional, offering
only the voluntary support of one recovering addict helping another.
media coverage of our program and the dangers of crystal meth have
been a valuable means of bringing addicts into our Fellowship. You
have helped make this possible, and for that we thank you.