Anonymity & The Media
Public Information & Outreach for Crystal Meth Anonymous
TO: Managing Editors; News Reporters and Photo Directors; Radio, Television and On-line Editors, Producers, and Talk Show Hosts
FROM: Public Information & Outreach Advisory Committee of Crystal Meth Anonymous
SUBJECT: ANONYMITY OF CMA MEMBERS
For many years, we in CMA have appreciated the support we 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
-You do not use pictures in which their faces may be recognized
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 their identity.
Crystal Meth Anonymous is not affiliated with any other organization, although, with permission, we have adapted A.A.’s 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, favorable 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.