TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED CMALA 2013!!!!
The CMALA Convention is 3-day celebration of sobriety held every spring in Los Angeles, where Crystal Meth Anonymous began in 1994. Everyone desiring to lead a life free of addiction to crystal meth is welcome. Whether you are just starting out in your recovery or looking for a way to enrich your program, CMALA has a workshop or event for you. Come celebrate sobriety with us.
Welcome Letter from our Chairperson:
“I don’t look like it today, but I am still a crystal meth addict. And this is the only place in the world where I can stand before a group of people and say that I’m a liar, a cheat, and a thief. And when I’m done everyone will say, “Wow, wasn’t he great?” It’s because the members of CMA understand all of that and know that it isn’t really me. I’m always comfortable around a group of crystal meth addicts . . . We get room to grow here and become the person we are meant to be.” – Bill C., one of the original members of Crystal Meth Anonymous. From “Our Bill’s Story” in Crystal Clear Stories of Hope, pg. 9.
My name is Roger D. and I’m a Crystal Meth Addict. I’ve attended CMALA four out of the past five years, an event I look forward to with great excitement. Each year the CMALA convention convenes so that Crystal Meth addicts like you and I can come together and celebrate recovery. CMALA welcomes everyone seeking sobriety. It is our goal to provide a safe place where you can participate in meetings and workshops as well as have fun with your fellows. The weekend includes shared meals, exceptional entertainment, fabulous commemoratives, a celebration dance, and a raffle with must have prizes.
This year CMALA turns 14. We salute and honor the countless men and women who have come before us to lay the solid foundation on which we stand today. Unity, Recovery, Service is personified by all who participate in planning the convention and all who attend. Bill C. said, “You will find nothing in CMA but love.” Five years ago, I arrived at my first convention, anxious and full of fear. Today, CMALA is a homecoming. We come together from all over the world to share our individual experience, strength, and hope with each other. In doing so, we stay sober together so we can go back into the world to help our fellows who are still suffering.
I agree with Bill C. “Today I am the richest man I know, because I can look out over a meeting and see clean, healthy faces that might have been in jail or the loony bin otherwise. It is these members of CMA, folks who were badly burned by their own actions and who have turned it around, who are helping people stay sober – one at a time – and for that I am eternally grateful.”
Thank you for helping me to stay sober,
CMALA Chairman 2013
The 2013 CMALA Executive Committee
Roger D. – Chairman
Mike M. – Co-Chairman
Eric S. – Treasurer
Mikey C. – Secretary
Ari U. – Advisor