A Letter to the Newcomer
Thank you for your interest in Crystal Meth Anonymous Australia (CMA). Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom all drugs, specifically crystal meth, have become a problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or membership lists. The fellowship that is Crystal Meth Anonymous is a new way of life without Crystal Meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous advocates a twelve step recovery program for spiritual development, no matter what our religious belief or background. The first step in our recovery is admission by the addict that he or she is powerless over crystal meth, and that life has become unmanageable.
The experience of CMA members is that Crystal Meth Addiction is a progressive illness that cannot be cured, but which, like some other illnesses, can be arrested, by not using, one day at a time. CMA members are happy to offer help by sharing their experience, strength and hope in how they stay clean & sober. One of the ways members stay clean & sober is by helping other Crystal Meth Addicts to achieve sobriety.
It is often helpful for the Crystal Meth Addict to talk with a CMA member, because it may make it easier to understand the nature of our illness, and to accept the help the fellowship of CMA can offer. We would encourage you to get in touch with the area office or the nearest local group near you to get further information on Crystal Meth Anonymous, speak to a CMA member or find local CMA meetings. Many of these groups have email and/or phone numbers.
Our web-site navigation system at www.crystalmeth.org.au includes links to CMA pamphlets and readings that explain how members of our fellowship used a “12 step program of recovery” and to give a general idea of how CMA works.