What is Crystal Meth Anonymous?

Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people for whom crystal meth has become a serious problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stay clean and lead a sober life. There are no dues or membership lists – each group is expected to be self-supporting through its own contributions.

The members of Crystal Meth Anonymous meet regularly to share support and fellowship, and create a safe environment to stay clean.

The fellowship advocates complete abstinence from crystal meth, alcohol, inhalants, as well as all other mind-altering substances.

A Twelve Step Program towards Recovery

The Twelve Steps
  1. We admitted that we were powerless over crystal meth and our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a God of our understanding.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a God of our understanding praying only for the knowledge of God’s will for us, and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to crystal meth addicts, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.
The Twelve Traditions

The only requirement for CMA membership is a desire to stop using…

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon CMA unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for CMA membership is a desire to stop using.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or CMA as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the Addict who still suffers.
  6. An CMA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every CMA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Crystal Meth Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. CMA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Crystal Meth Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films and all other media.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Download the 12 Steps as a PDF for print and use at CMA meetings
Download the 12 Traditions as a PDF for print and use at CMA meetings

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc (A.A.W.S.) Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program. AA is program of recovery from Alcoholism only – use of AA’s Steps and Traditions, or an adapted version of its Steps and Traditions in connection with this program, or any other, does not imply otherwise.