Dual Diagnosis CMA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help each other recover from crystal meth addiction and mental disorders. DD CMA is designed to meet the needs of those addicted to crystal meth as well as having been diagnosed with a mental or emotional disorder. We also address the problems and benefits associated with psychiatric medication as well as other issues crucial to mental health; thus, we recognize that for many, having addiction and mental disorders represents double trouble in recovery.
There are no dues or fees for DD CMA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. DD CMA is not affiliated with any sect, denomination, political group, organization, or institution. Our primary purpose is to maintain freedom from our addiction to crystal meth and to maintain our well-being.
We band together at Dual Diagnosis Crystal Meth Anonymous to help ourselves recover from our addictions and mental disorders. We share our experiences to help ourselves to become honest, open-minded, and willing. Sharing helps all of us to remember how it was and how we arrived at where we are today. We live one day at a time and practice the 5 Steps of Dual-Diagnosis and the Twelve Steps of DD CMA.
1. We admitted that we had a mental illness in addition to our addiction to crystal meth and we accepted our dual diagnosis
2. We became willing to accept help for both of these diseases
3. We have understood the role of medication, including its risks and benefits, the importance of clinical interventions and therapies and we have accepted the need for sobriety from crystal meth and abstinence from all
non-prescribed drugs in our program
4. We came to believe that when our own efforts were combined with the help of others in the fellowship of DD CMA, and God, as we understood Him, we would develop addiction free lifestyles
5. We continued to follow the DD CMA recovery program managing our wellbeing, a healthy addiction-free lifestyle and help others who are also dually diagnosed
1. We admitted we were powerless over our mental disorders and substance abuse—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a God of our understanding.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God of our understanding, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
12.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to other dually diagnosed people, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
DD CMA is a meeting where we discuss a variety of topics related to our addiction and mental disorders. The meeting chair will either choose a topic or ask someone to choose a number between 1 and 28. That number reflects the topic of the meeting.
The following is a complete list of the topics we have chosen that relate to either mental health and/or our addictions: