For the Media
CMA works with media representatives to tell people about the CMA program and to show people that there is a way out of active addition and into a happy life.
We’re eager to help you with your story if we can. But there are some guidelines around attending a meeting and interacting with our fellowship that you should be aware of. They include:
· attending a meeting as a media representative can only happen with our prior consent, so you need to contact us first so we can organise it for you
· our anonymity is very important to us. This means we’re happy to talk to you about the program and how its helped us get clean and sober, but please don’t publish anything that might identify us personally as members of the CMA program.
Here are some easy things you can do to keep our anonymity:
· blackout/obscure our faces for TV interviews, or for print/online photos
· only use our first name, or give members a different name
However, there are times when CMA members will give you permission to identify them publicly as a recovering drug addict (such as using their full name and/or photo). That’s OK, but in these circumstances we ask that you don’t name the CMA program in the same story. An easy way to do this is simply to say (for example): “John Smith is part of a 12-step program and attends regular meetings” etc.
More information can be found in this Media release form, which we ask media reps to fill out before they attend a meeting.
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You can also call us on 0414 660 851 or email us email@example.com for more information.