Crystal meth is one of the most abused illegal drugs today in this country. It's very unfortunate too because it's also one of the most serious drugs that not only affects the brain but is extremely hard to recover from. Many people addicted to crystal meth are unaware that there's a recovery support group for people addicted to meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a fellowship program that consists of men and women who support each other in their desire to stay sober and recover from the use of meth.
Their program of recovery includes the 12 steps that were set by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only requirement that CMA has is the desire of the individual to stop using, it's as simple as that. The members of Crystal Meth Anonymous share their strengths and experiences helping other crystal meth addicts achieve sobriety. You will find that when you help others with their sobriety it strengthens your own and helps you to remain clean and sober.
The founder of CMA Bill C. was a recovering crystal meth addict for 16 years in A.A. and started this program of crystal meth recovery because he felt crystal meth addicts needed a place to share their experiences and needs with other meth addicts. The first Crystal Meth Anonymous meeting was held on September 16th in 1994 in California and 13 people attended. Now there are about 500 meetings in 41 states and provinces in 3 countries.
The Twelve Steps of CMA
- We admitted that we were powerless over crystal meth and our lives had become unmanageable
- Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a God of our understanding
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
- Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs
- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
- Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
- Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
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.
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.
There are so many people in need of treatment today because of their intense addiction to crystal meth and unfortunately they're not seeking help. Methamphetamines are extremely addictive stimulants, they affects every area of the person's life. Frequent meth users are eventually unable to experience pleasure because crystal meth alters and changes the way their brain functions.
Every person that uses crystal meth has their own story as to why they tried it the first time. Anyone who has used meth for any length of time shares the same serious dangers, mood changes, depression, anxiety, and fatigue once they're hooked.
Short Term Effects Associated With Using Meth
- Body odor
- Rapid heard rate
- Heart attack
Long Term Effects Associated With Using Meth
- Skin damage
- Thinking and reasoning becomes distorted
- Meth mouth
- Loss of memory
- Lung and breathing problems
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Intentional infections
Meth Causes Changes In Your Aappearance
Using meth changes the way you look because it causes loss of muscle, hair, decayed teeth and sores from compulsive picking and scratching. Meth users feel they have bugs crawling all over them and under their skin. This causes them to scratch constantly and pick off scabs as they develop.
It's very easy for a person to relapse when they're addicted to crystal meth because of how strong and intense the effects and addiction is for anyone that's used the drug for any length of time. Many people who stop on their own without some form of treatment or support find it's easy to relapse unless they seek help or support from others. For many crystal meth addicts it takes more than self-control to remain abstinent. That's why so many meth addicts benefit from programs like Crystal Meth Anonymous. They're able to learn effective coping skills from each other and they receive support from people who totally understand what they're going through. They learn from each other, support one another and develop friendships with people seeking the same desires and needs which is to 'stay clean'.
With the desire to 'stop using meth', the willingness to try, the right support, and regularly attending Crystal Meth Anonymous meetings you too can stop using and recover from addiction to crystal meth. If you or someone you know shares the same desire, look into Crystal Meth Anonymous. It doesn't cost a thing because there are no dues or fees for CMA memberships. You'll just find men and women sharing their hopes and strengths with each other helping each other stay clean and recover from their addiction to crystal meth.
CMA (Crystal Meth Anonymous)