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. Cocaine Anonymous members are all recovering addicts who help each other keep away from the drug by working together. Members of Cocaine Anonymous come from different ethnic, religious, social and economic backgrounds, though what they do 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.
Any person who desires to quit using cocaine and all the other drugs that produce mood changes (including alcohol and other substances) is very welcome. There are no levies or charges for enrolment; we are completely self-supporting through our own particular commitments.
Cocaine Anonymous do request non-compulsory donations at meetings to pay for things like rent, literature, coffee, rent, and services to assist the people who are still undergoing hardship. There is no pressure to contribute especially for the new members if they are not in a position to give. No outside funds are received either from individuals or organisations.
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.
To maintain integrity and stay away from controversy, Cocaine Anonymous do not align with any outside groups. Cocaine Anonymous is a spiritual programme but does not identify itself with any religious group. Members of Cocaine Anonymous choose their spiritual path to follow. Though individual members may have their own opinions, Cocaine Anonymous as an entity do not have any opinions on external affairs. They are not connected with any rehabilitations, hospitals or recovery houses, though several of these places do refer people to Cocaine Anonymous to keep them sober.
Cocaine Anonymous' main goal is for their members to stay off of cocaine and other mind altering drugs and to help other members achieve the same goals.
The main reason for Cocaine Anonymous is to offer recuperation to people who are experiencing addiction. It is a proven fact that to overcome addiction and remain sober, the only way it is obtainable is to associate and work alongside others like you.
Because there is already proof that it is effective, the Twelve Steps of Recovery is used at Cocaine Anonymous.
The sole purpose Cocaine Anonymous is to help individuals who come for help stop cocaine and other drug use and remain free. 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.
Cocaine Anonymous is open to everyone who communicates a wish to quit using cocaine, including other drugs that produce mood changes and "crack" cocaine. No one has to pay dues or fees to belong. The costs suffered are supported by non-compulsory donations of the members of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous respectfully refuse any donations from outside.
The Alcoholic Anonymous program that was developing in 1935 was adapted for this program. Like AA, Cocaine Anonymous implements the Twelve Step method, which emphasizes service to others as the way to recovery. For them, that union and understanding that could hardly come from other methods is easily struck when an addict talks to another addict.
Those in desperate need of help and understanding, talking with someone who has been through the same works great and gives them confidence that they too can overcome. The bond that develops between Cocaine Anonymous members is stronger than other social relationships.
Cocaine Anonymous hold consistent gatherings to promote this association and to permit new individuals to discover them and, maybe, the responses they look for.