“Hi. We may not know each other, but if you are reading this now there is a good chance we have at least one thing in common.
Just over a year ago, during a desperate search online for ways to “cure” an addiction to crystal meth, I found this site…”
“Hi there, my name is Antonio. I am a 27 year old recovering addict.
Damn that sounds great to identify like that!
I wasn’t sure if I would be able to write something like this, to tell my story. I guess I was afraid that some people might judge me.”
“Hi, I am a thirty-something woman and member of the CMA fellowship. I have been clean for three and a half years. During this time my world has changed more than you will probably believe.
This is my story of how I came to be a CMA member…”
“How it was
I grew up in a small town in North Queensland with a mum who is a paediatric intensive care physician and a dad who’s both and an electrical engineer and mechanical engineer. I also have two younger brothers who are both electrical engineers. So I come from a nice family of high achievers and hard workers. Growing up, family life was pretty good…”
“So, I want to tell my story. I’ve never written my story before but I have heard other people tell me theirs and I hear mine so here goes….
My name is Glyn and I am a recovering Crystal Meth addict. This is easy for me to say today but that wasn’t always the case…”
“I grew up in a small country town in the heart of the Riverina (in the Murrumbidgee irrigation area). I grew up with both parents and four sisters.
When I was seven I was diagnosed with ADD. By the time I was nine it had been changed to ADHD where it stayed until I was 14…”
“My name’s Chris and I’m an addict.
My life is so full. I have freedom, hope and dreams and I wouldn’t trade it for any amount of drugs on the planet.
But that was not the case when I finally asked for help…”
“My parents divorced when I was three and I grew up living with my mum and step dad. Every second weekend my older brother and I would stay at our dads place. My dad is an alcoholic and from my earliest memories he was smoking weed in front of us. He was always growing “pot” plants, sometimes the set up more elaborate then others…”
“I have been in the program now for over 5 years. About 18 months of that was a mess of regular relapsing, then I started actually putting in the work after a particularly nasty relapse and I’ve been clean for about 3 and a half years. So I know compared to a lot of people in this room…”