The best way to reach someone is to speak to them on a common level.
The members of C.A. are all recovering addicts who maintain their
individual sobriety by working with others. We come from various
social, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, but what we have
in common is addiction.
"The only requirement
for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other
Anyone who wants to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering
substances (including alcohol and other drugs) is welcome.
are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully self-supporting
We do ask for voluntary contributions at meetings to cover expenses
such as coffee, rent, literature and services to help those who are
still suffering. However, newcomers need not feel obligated to contribute.
We do not accept donations from organizations or individuals outside
"We are not allied
with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution.
We do not wish to engage
in any controversy and
we neither endorse nor oppose any causes."
In order to maintain our integrity and avoid any possible complications,
we are not affiliated with any outside organization. Although C.A.
is a spiritual program, we do not align ourself with any religion.
Our members are free to define their spirituality as they see fit.
Our individual members may have opinions of their own, but C.A. as
a whole has no opinion on outside issues. We are not affiliated with
any rehabs, recovery houses or hospitals, but many do refer their
patients to Cocaine Anonymous to maintain their sobriety.
"Our primary purpose
is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances,
and to help others achieve
the same freedom."
The only purpose of Cocaine Anonymous is to offer recovery to individuals
who are suffering from addiction. Our experience has shown that the
most effective way to attain and maintain sobriety is to work with
others suffering from the same malady.
We use the Twelve
Steps of Recovery, because it has already been
proven that the Twelve-Step recovery program works.
The suggested organizational guidelines
for C.A. groups are the Twelve Traditions of Cocaine
Starter kits for meetings in new areas can be obtained through the Cocaine Anonymous World Services