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The 12 Traditions of CMA

The Twelve Traditions guide the group just as the Twelve Steps guide the individual.

Tradition One

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on CMA unity.

Tradition Two

For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

Tradition Three

The only requirement for CMA membership is a desire to stop using.

Tradition Four

Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or CMA as a whole.

Tradition Five

Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.

Tradition Six

A CMA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the CMA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, or prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

Tradition Seven

Every CMA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

Tradition Eight

Crystal Meth Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

Tradition Nine

CMA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create
service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

Tradition Ten

Crystal Meth Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues;
hence the CMA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

Tradition Eleven

Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, television, films, and other public media.

Tradition Twelve

Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc (A.A.W.S.) permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program. AA is program of recovery from Alcoholism only – use of A.A.’s Steps and Traditions, or an adapted version of its Steps and Traditions in connection with programs or activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.
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