Cocaine Anonymous is an association of men and women who share their strengths, hopes and experiences with each other so that they might figure out their common issue, and assist other people to recover from their dependency.
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. Though the problem of addiction is what binds these people together, they are drawn from different economic, ethnic, social and religious backgrounds.
The desire to quit using cocaine and other substances that affect the functioning of the brain is what makes one 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 charges to join Cocaine Anonymous; the group supports itself through members voluntary contributions.
In order to foot the bills for rent, coffee, literature and the programs meant to support struggling addicts, some voluntary contributions are sought. In any case, newcomers require not feel committed to contribute. Monetary contributions from people that are not their members are not welcome.
Cocaine Anonymous are not in partnership with any denomination, institution, sect, political group or organisation. Cocaine Anonymous don't want to become engaged in any controversial matter and don't oppose/endorse any causes.
Cocaine Anonymous are not allied with any external organisation in order to prevent any possible complications and to remain honest. Cocaine Anonymous uses spirituality as part of the program, but they do not identify with any one religion. Members of Cocaine Anonymous choose their spiritual path to follow. While each member is free to have opinions of their own, Cocaine Anonymous does not officially have an opinion on outside issues. 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.
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.
Ensuring that addicts defeat this ailment of theirs is the major mission of Cocaine Anonymous. Individual experience has demonstrated that the best approach to achieve and keep up sobriety is to work with others experiencing a similar illness.
Cocaine Anonymous adopts the Twelve Steps of Recovery as it has seen great results from using the programme.
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. There are no membership fees. Services and expenses for running the programme are raised from voluntary contributions given by members; we do not accept donations of any kind.
The recovery programme was modified from the Alcoholics Anonymous programme which was devised in 1935. 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.
For someone desperately searching for hope about their own addiction, hearing from someone who has recovered and is passing on the experience is a really powerful message. There develops a bond amongst the members of Cocaine Anonymous that goes beyond all of the other social restrictions.
Regular meetings are held by Cocaine Anonymous to help these bonds grow and provide an opportunity for new members to join to gain the assistance they are after.