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.

Announcements

  • September 17th - 12th Annual Recovery Walk and Celebration at Waterfront Park in Martinez. Come celebrate a day of recovery with others who have overcome addictions. We will pass out literature and schedules at our booth. The walk starts around 10:00 AM followed by a barbecue lunch and speakers. Contact Kathy if you want to help at the booth.
  • MA hike the first Saturday of every month. Next hike Saturday, September 3 at Briones Regional Park. Meet at the Alhambra Creek staging area at 9:30am.
  • MA District 2 is looking for events and hospitals & institutions (H&I) chairpeople. If interested please attend the next district service committee (DSC) meeting.
  • Fundraiser at Oakland A’s games this summer. September 9; game is at 7:30pm. Contact Dave for details.
  • 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.
  • Friday women's meeting is open to all women, including transgender/queer. 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.