Purpose of a Hospitals and Institutions Committee
The sole purpose of a Hospitals and Institutions Committee is to carry the message of Cocaine Anonymous to those in Hospitals and Institutions. Institutions served may include, but are not limited to: correctional facilities, sanitariums, detoxification units, juvenile detention centers, half-way houses, and shelters; either governmental or private. Confinement may be voluntary or involuntary.
The Committee is organized under the Ninth Tradition of Cocaine Anonymous, which states: “C.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.” C.A. H&I meetings are held at the invitation of the Hospital or Institution, ever mindful of the admonition “Cooperation, not Affiliation!”