12 Questions of MA

The following questions may help you determine whether marijuana is a problem in your life:
  1. Has smoking pot stopped being fun?
  2. Do you ever get high alone?
  3. Is it hard for you to imagine a life without marijuana?
  4. Do you find that your friends are determined by your marijuana use?
  5. Do you smoke marijuana to avoid dealing with your problems?
  6. Do you smoke pot to cope with your feelings?
  7. Does your marijuana use let you live in a privately defined world?
  8. Have you ever failed to keep promises you made about cutting down or controlling your dope smoking?
  9. Has your use of marijuana caused problems with memory, concentration, or motivation?
  10. When your stash is nearly empty, do you feel anxious or worried about how to get more?
  11. Do you plan your life around your marijuana use?
  12. Have friends or relatives ever complained that your pot smoking is damaging your relationship with them?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a problem with pot.


  • Members need to participate in monthly H&I meeting at Thunder Road adolescent program. Meeting is Wednesday at 7pm. Contact John L. for more info.

  • District 2 holiday party is scheduled for December 10 at St Alban's Church in Albany. More details to come.

  • MA holds phone meetings 3 times a day. It's a great option for people who need a meeting. Visit ma-phone.org for more.

  • Support MA meetings in San Francisco (District 1): Help MA in San Francisco (District 1)! The district is down to two meetings a week and could use support from MA members who can attend either the Tuesday or Saturday meetings.
    • Tuesday at 7:30pm: Park Presidio Methodist Church, 4301 Geary Blvd. (enter on 7th Ave., up stairs to 1st floor)
    • Saturday at 10:00am: Yoga Society of San Francisco; 2872 Folsom Street (between 24th & 25th St.)

    Support especially needed from members with clean time.
  • Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) for districts 1 and 2 meets on the second Sunday of the month at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, 6:00pm.
  • Volunteers needed to help staff MA table at Holy Names Wellness Fair, October 18. Mid-day event. Help spread the word about MA. Contact Joanne or Meredith for more info.
  • MA District 2 is looking for a treasurer. If interested please attend the next district service committee (DSC) meeting.
  • Friday women's meeting is open to all women, including transgender, gender-queer, and gender non-conforming. Meets 7pm at Kaiser CDRP, 2nd Floor, Room 8, 969 Broadway, Oakland.
  • Support MA meetings: Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning meetings needs support. District 13 (MA Online) needs support from folks with clean time.