Hot Topics

The HOT TOPICS page is a collection of Los Angeles District events and information gathered on "one page" for quick reference.


The Greater Los Angeles District Events and information
HOT TOPICS -- April/May 2019
last update April 13th, 1:00pm


The next Los Angeles District GSR Meeting at 10am, followed by the next Los Angeles District H&I Committee at 11:30am, will be Saturday, May 11th, 2018 at Plummer Park in West Hollywood.


CMA Meeting Updates

NEW CMA Meetings

CMA Fourth Dimension Friday @ 12:00pm
4701 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 2nd Floor.

Friday Night Sit and Spin Friday @ 6:00pm
1301 N Palm Canyon Drive. Palm Springs, CA 92262.


LOS ANGELES DISTRICT PUBLIC INFORMATION AND OUTREACH

STREET TROUPING

The Los Angeles District Public Information & Outreach (PI&O) has one primary purpose: to inform those who are affected by crystal meth about CRYSTAL METH ANONYMOUS.  

One of the many ways we do that is through street trouping.  Street trouping is how we continue to raise awareness of CMA by providing information about CMA to places where addicts who might need recovery can find resources about the Fellowship of CMA.  

For information about our street trouping or if you are interested in volunteering, please message Fendy S. We suggest that you have 1-year of clean time or 6-months with sponsor approval.

Long Beach Pride (May) and Los Angeles Pride (June) events are coming. If you are interested in volunteering, please message Fendy S.


LOS ANGELES DISTRICT EVENTS

Meeting Crashers -- Tuesday May 7th, 2019
Positive In Recovery
600½ Redondo Ave. Long Beach, CA. Atlantic Alano Club.

Sunday At The Broad
Sun - Apr 28, 2019
2:00pm -  4:00pm
Questions? Contact Andrew R. or Rogelio T.
Fellowship will follow at the Grand Central Market.


LOS ANGELES DISTRICT HELPLINE

HelpLine is seeking volunteers to answer HelpLine calls.
Time Requirement: 1 year minimum or 6 months with sponsor approval

For more info contact: Roger D. and/or Glenn L.


LOS ANGELES DISTRICT H&I
Hospitals and Institutions  currently has 19 active panels.

If your meeting does not have a H&I liaison, please make a weekly announcement for your meeting:

  • The Los Angeles Hospitals and Institutions committee takes panels to places, such as jails, rehabs, detoxes and psych-wards, where people cannot get out to a CMA meeting. Your generous donations go to provide literature and chips to the patients and inmates of these facilities.
  • H&I is an excellent opportunity to be of service. The H&I Committee meets monthly at 11:30am on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the GSR meeting. This is where you can sign up to speak on panels or become a panel leader. Orientation is at the end of meeting if any needs to be made. 
  • You can also go online at CMAinLA.com and select the H&I link. H&I needs your support and we invite you to attend our monthly meeting and be a part of the committee.
  • We need your support and invite you to attend our monthly GSR meeting to help rebuild the H&I Committee. There are many service commitments that need to be filled to reestablish the H&I Committee. H&I saves lives. Please join the committee to ensure CMA H&I can continue to support crystal meth addicts in hospitals and institutions.
  • Also seeking panel leaders and fellows with 5 or more years of sobriety to go get clearance to be able to speak in jails.

CMA LITERATURE

Download CMA Conference approved Literature. 

How does a meeting operate?  CMA meetings are autonomous. CMA does not govern or set commitment terms and responsibilities. But, CMA GSO has given some suggestions for what meeting commitments are.  

Learn about meeting Commitments.


Each CMA meeting and/or group is self supporting through contributions.  Does your meeting have 7th Tradition in excess of its prudent reserve?  Consider contributions to the Los Angeles District, the California Area Assembly and CMA World.


At the monthly GSR meeting we have anniversary chips up to 25 years, bronze medallions up to 15 years, and new plastic recovery chips that commemorate each month of sobriety! Ask your CMA Meeting's GSR to get these for your meeting. Gold plated Medallions are now available at the online CMA Recovery Store.


CMA has launched the Literature On-Demand portal, which currently carries CMA pamphlets. Pamphlets are printed in various paper colors, folded then sent to you. Please check out the Online Print Store.


CMA General Service Conference ​- The 2019 General Service Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida October 3 - 6, 2019

For more Information: conference.crystalmeth.org.

Questions about how CMA works? It is explained in the CMA Service Manual.


Is your meetings information correct on the CMA World Website? Are you registered as the contact person for your meeting? Meeting Secretaries should check "the type of meeting" and "accessibility" settings. Meetings, please let the meeting's attendees know where you are and if there are changes and/or updates.

  • Updates on our LA District website should be made HERE.
  • Updates to the CMA World Meeting Directory should be made HERE.

Meeting Directory New feature. The CMAinLA Meeting Directory now has "Entries Tagged With." At the bottom of the meeting details page is "TAGs". If the meeting has suggested a TAG, it will show up at the bottom of the page -- See the "Speaker" TAG on the bottom of this sample meeting page


• As shown below, the system then displays a list of the speaker meetings. There are many TAGs currently set up and more can be added as meetings request them. Some meetings have not yet requested tags.