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Crystal Meth Anonymous
The Crystal Meth Anonymous Fellowship doesn't have a Basic Text or a "Big Book". However CMA Fellowships around the world have gathered personal stories to share their personal experience, strength, and hope for the addict who still suffers.
The Twelve Steps for Crystal Meth Addicts
"Addicts have been following the straightforward suggestions found in the Twelve Steps to recover from all sorts of obsessions—from alcohol and drugs to gambling, overeating, compulsive sex, and codependency—since the 1930s. Crystal meth addicts are no different. The Steps have guided thousands and thousands of us out of misery and into hope.
There are many ways a person can get clean or try to lessen the damage drugs are doing in their life—medical interventions, religious approaches, harm-reduction counseling, and other kinds of group support. You’ll meet fellows in Crystal Meth Anonymous who’ve tried them all. But we believe the fellowship and the Steps work best for us. The meetings support us in maintaining abstinence, so our minds and bodies can heal; the program encourages us to take action in our own recovery, so our spirits can heal.
While our fellowship has amassed a growing collection of stories and other readings that touch on this journey, until now we hadn’t written our own guide to the Steps, relying instead on the wonderful literature of AA, NA, and other fellowships. But after three decades, fellows from New York Crystal Meth Anonymous have put together the first guide to the Twelve Steps written by and for crystal meth addicts.
We’ve been told we must go to any lengths to get sober, but we’ve also been urged to “go where it’s warm,” to seek out recovery where we feel like we can relate. When we come to CMA, we hear our own stories. If we didn’t identify, we wouldn’t stick around. The same is true when we pick up the literature: We connect better when we hear echoes of our common experience.
We also hunger to read about the program in contemporary language that reflects the experience of people in our fellowship, who represent every race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability, and every imaginable belief system. In short, we needed a guide to the Steps that describes approaches people in our program use today. It’s in that spirit that we offer this book.
Whether you’re just reading about the Steps for the first time, or you are searching for a fresh perspective on something you thought you knew inside and out, we hope you will see yourself in these pages—and find a solution to the problem we all share.
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A Sober Cell: From the Inside Looking Out
"A Sober Cell: From the Inside Looking Out" is a collection of personal stories of recovery from the members of Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) who had been incarcerated. CMA is a fellowship of people for whom crystal meth has become a serious problem, and who follow a Twelve Step program in order to recover from crystal meth addiction.
Many members of CMA have been behind bars themselves. This book has been designed to give hope to anyone affected by crystal meth addiction, but particularly for those who are experiencing the challenge of being locked up.
The recovering addicts in this book have different backgrounds, but share the same experience of serving time and finding recovery, in many instances as a direct result of the time they spent locked up. Most, if not all of these fellows now give back by visiting prisons to carry the message to other addicts, truly coming full circle, as the title of the last story suggests.
These members of CMA describe their personal journeys getting clean and sober; share their process of working the Twelve Steps; and offer their experience, strength and hope for those struggling with addiction to crystal meth.
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A Sober Cell: From the Inside Looking Out (English Edition)
A Sober Cell: From the Inside Looking Out (Spanish Edition)
ISBN-13 : Not Yet Available
Crystal Meth Anonymous is pleased to offer a new collection of stories by a broad and diverse group of our fellows. Together they offer a powerful message that crystal meth addicts do recover and find a new way to live. In this book and online, just as in our meetings, we share our experience of finding recovery in our Twelve Step program and applying it in our lives.
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Voices of the Fellowship: Our Recovery (English Edition)
Voices of the Fellowship: Our Recovery (Spanish Edition)
ISBN-13 : Not Yet Available
Crystal Clear - Stories of Hope
This book is a collection of personal stories of recovery from the members of the Twelve-Step fellowship Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA). CMA is a fellowship of people for whom crystal meth has become a serious problem.
Members of CMA describe their personal journeys getting clean and sober; their process of working the Twelve Steps; and offer their experience, strength and hope for those struggling with addiction to crystal meth.
The experience of CMA members is that Crystal Meth addiction is an incurable and progressive illness. We have found that not using one day at a time, working the Twelve Steps, attending meetings, and helping others to achieve sobriety can arrest it. If you believe you or someone you love has a problem with crystal meth, we offer a solution we have found in the spiritual principles contained in these pages.
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Crystal Clear - Stories of Hope (English Edition)
Crystal Clear: Historias de Esperanza (Spanish Edition)
ISBN-10 : 167648311X
ISBN-13 : 978-1676483113
Expressions of Hope
Expressions of Hope is a collection of essays and stories by crystal meth addicts in recovery from the New York Crystal Meth Anonymous Fellowship. The writers—many of whom are in early recovery—tell how they learned the skills and found the willingness to make the choices that have kept them sober. They share how they gained the courage to confront denial, victimization, powerlessness, fear of intimacy, feelings of isolation, and other challenges.
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Out of the Fog
Members of the London fellowship describe their personal journeys getting clean and sober; their process of working the Twelve Steps; and offer their experience, strength and hope for those struggling with addiction to crystal meth.
Order or download the free PDF file at Crystal Meth Anonymous UK.
Alcoholics Anonymous4th Edition (2001)
Known as the "Big Book," the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people recover from alcoholism since the first edition appeared in 1939. Chapters describing the A.A. recovery program — the original Twelve Steps — and the personal histories of A.A.'s co-founders remain unchanged since the original, while new stories have been added to the personal histories with each edition.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions1st Edition (1952)
The “Twelve and Twelve” contains 12 essays by Bill W. that expand upon each of the Steps — the A.A. program of recovery — with helpful examples and personal insights, and another 12 that explain how the Traditions protect the unity of Alcoholics Anonymous. Originally published in Grapevine in 1952, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is used today by A.A. members and groups worldwide.
Living Sober1st Edition Revised (2012)
This practical booklet demonstrates through simple examples how A.A. members throughout the world live and stay away from that "first drink" one day at a time. Covers topics such as attending events where alcohol is served, relationships in sobriety and much more. General Service Conference-approved.
Daily Reflections1st Edition Revised (1990)
A collection of readings that moves through the calendar year one day at a time: A.A. members reflect on favorite quotations from the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous. The volume focuses on all Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity and Service.
Narcotics Anonymous6th Edition (2009)
Narcotics Anonymous' (NA) primary book of recovery containing “Our Program” explaining the NA Fellowship and “Our Members Share” that includes personal stories from members worldwide
It Works: How and Why1st Edition (1993)
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous
The HOW and WHY our recovery program works are found in this collective wisdom of our members in 24 essays on Narcotics Anonymous' Steps and Traditions.
The Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides1st Edition (1998)
Essays and questions meant to enhance the individual's understanding of each of the Twelve Steps.
Living Clean: The Journey Continues1st Edition (2012)
Living Clean is about finding a new way to live; the practice of recovery in our daily lives.
Just for Today Daily Meditation Book1st Edition Revised (2012)
Offers a daily recovery principle, topic, NA literature quote, and closing affirmation.