To the Media

We request your continued cooperation 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:

  • You use their first names and last initials only.
  • You do not use pictures in which their faces may be recognized.

Anonymity 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.

Individual 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.

Crystal 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.

Favorable 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.

For more information on CMA in Chicago, please contact our Public Information Officer at info@cmachicago.org.