Crystal Meth Anonymous UK

Anonymity, press and the media

Public outreach and information for Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)

To: the press, managing editors; news reporters and photo directors; radio, television and on-line editors, producers and talk-show hosts
From: Public information committee of CMA
Subject: Anonymity of CMA members 

For many years, we in CMA have appreciated the support we that have received from our friends in the media. You have assisted in saving countless lives. We seek your continued cooperation in protecting the anonymity of our members at the public level.

We ask, therefore, that in presenting CMA members you:

  • use first names only; and 
  • do not use pictures in which their faces may be recognised.

Anonymity lies at the heart of our fellowship and assures our members that their recovery will be private. Often, the active addict will avoid any source of help, which might reveal his or her identity.

CMA is not affiliated with any other organisation, although, with permission, we have adapted alcoholics anonymous' Twelve Steps for our own use. CMA is self-supporting, declining outside contributions; and we are non-professional, offering only the voluntary support of one crystal meth addict helping another.

Throughout the world, favourable media coverage has been one of the principal means of bringing crystal meth addicts into our fellowship. You have helped make this possible, and for that we thank you.

If you are a professional and wish to e-mail us your postal mailing address at this time so that we may send you further information, please contact CMA World Services Public Information and Outreach.