Cocaine Anonymous is a gathering of people from all walks of life with the common problem of cocaine addiction who meet to share and encourage each other on their recovery journey from addiction.
To succeed in helping someone, it is best to meet them where they are at. Those who belong to Cocaine Anonymous are all addicts who are recovering and remain sober by working together with other people. Although Cocaine Anonymous members come from a variety of social, ethnic, economic, and religions backgrounds, the one thing the share is their addiction.
A wish to quit using cocaine and all the other drugs that produce mood changes is the only requirement in order to become a member.
Anyone who wants to stop using cocaine, alcohol, or any other mind altering substance is welcome at Cocaine Anonymous. There are no membership fees; Cocaine Anonymous is completely self-supporting via our own donations.
Cocaine Anonymous will ask for voluntary donations to cover things like coffee, rent, literature, and services that will help people who are still suffering. However, there should not be any feeling of compulsion when it comes to contributions in the case of newcomers. Monetary contributions from people that are not their members are not welcome.
Cocaine Anonymous are not aligned with any group, section, legislative issues, association or foundation. In order to remain free of controversy, we don't support or oppose any causes.
Cocaine Anonymous are not allied with any external organisation in order to prevent any possible complications and to remain honest. There are no links between Cocaine Anonymous and any religious group or belief, even though it is a spiritually inclined programme. Members of Cocaine Anonymous are free to describe their own spirituality as they view appropriate. Individual partakers may have feelings of their own; however Cocaine Anonymous in general has no assessment on outside issues. Majority of the hospital's, recovery houses and rehabs send their patients to Cocaine Anonymous to help them remain sober, but we don't have any affiliation with them.
Staying clear of Cocaine and other substances that change the functioning of the mind and assisting other addicts to achieve same is the major role of Cocaine Anonymous.
All Cocaine Anonymous focuses on is to help recovering addicts overcome their addiction. Collaborating with people who suffer the same ailment has been discovered as the best method of becoming and remaining sober.
The Twelve Steps of Recovery is used by Cocaine Anonymous, due to its proven positive effects.
Cocaine Anonymous is concerned exclusively with the individual recuperation and preceded with restraint of individual drug addicts who swing to the Fellowship for assistance. Though Cocaine Anonymous members may get into drug education, propaganda, psychiatric and medical treatment, and drug addiction research, the body does not engage in any of these as an organisation.
All the people who show their commitment to quit cocaine use, including "crack" cocaine and other mentally dangerous substances can come to Cocaine Anonymous. We charge no fees or dues to become a member. Services and expenses for running the programme are raised from voluntary contributions given by members; we do not accept donations of any kind.
Cocaine Anonymous was developed on the foundation of Alcoholic Anonymous in 1935. Like AA, Cocaine Anonymous implements the Twelve Step method, which emphasizes service to others as the way to recovery. It is believed that a person with experience is better placed to understand and empathise with one struggling with the same addiction.
The fact that a person has made a recovery from his/her addiction, and is openly sharing this experience with the next individual, is a strong message for a person who's desperately looking for a solution for his/her own addiction. The togetherness that exists among members of Cocaine Anonymous cannot be altered by any social background.
Cocaine Anonymous hold consistent gatherings to promote this association and to permit new individuals to discover them and, maybe, the responses they look for.