Crystal Meth Anonymous Comes to WeHo for Weekend Workshops

Crystal Meth Anonymous LA is putting on its annual conference this weekend at Plummer Park and West Hollywood Park in WeHo.

The three-day event begins this evening with registration and a reception at Plummer Park’s Great Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The weekend events and workshops are open to anyone whether in a meth recovery program or just beginning one.

Crystal Meth Anonymous LAFrom 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. there will be a presentation by a speaker at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall.

On Saturday CMALA begins with a yoga session at 7:45 a.m. at Great Hall. From 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. there will be a series of workshops on subjects including relationships and intimacy, long term sobriety and meth recovery for women. A full list is available online. A lunch is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and a banquet will take place at Fiesta hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

After dinner at 7:30 p.m. the event will move to the auditorium at West Hollywood park where there will be another speaker session until 8:30 p.m. From 9 to 10 p.m. there will be a “Sobriety Street” show at the auditorium.

On Sunday, the event moves back to Plummer Park. There will be workshops from 8 to 10 a.m. and a brunch from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Fiesta Hall. The closing meeting will take place at Fiesta Hall from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., followed by a CMALA business meeting from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Methamphetamine addiction is a major issue in the gay community, which makes up 40% of West Hollywood’s population. CMALA is one of several organizations set up to assist those suffering from addiction or in recovery.