Cocaine Anonymous is a support group of men and women who help each other through recovery by sharing their experiences, strength, and hope.
Talking to someone on a common level is the best way to get through. 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.
To join, the only requirement is wanting to stop using cocaine and all other substances.
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. Because the program is completely self-supporting with contributions, there are no fees or dues for membership.
Coffee, rentals, materials and other services offered to struggling addicts are covered by Cocaine Anonymous asking for voluntary contributions at meetings. There is no pressure to contribute especially for the new members if they are not in a position to give. They don't acknowledge gifts from associations or people outside the cooperation.
The Cocaine Anonymous does not liaise with any institution, organisation, politics, denomination or sect In order to stay focused and not be involved in arguments and debates, we do not align ourselves with any other cause.
To maintain integrity and stay away from controversy, Cocaine Anonymous do not align with any outside groups. There are no links between Cocaine Anonymous and any religious group or belief, even though it is a spiritually inclined programme. Cocaine Anonymous individuals are allowed to characterize their deep sense of being as they see fit. As a group, Cocaine Anonymous does not have a stand on any issue outside the programme but, members are free to form their opinions. 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.
The purpose for which Cocaine Anonymous was formed was to help members stop cocaine and other addictive substances and remain clean while encouraging others to achieve the same success.
The sole function of Cocaine Anonymous is to provide recovery to those who are battling with addiction. Individual experience has demonstrated that the best approach to achieve and keep up sobriety is to work with others experiencing a similar illness.
Because there is already proof that it is effective, the Twelve Steps of Recovery is used at Cocaine Anonymous.
Cocaine Anonymous is only concerned with the individual recovery and on-going sobriety of the individual substance addict who approaches them for assistance. Although some members participate in things like drug addiction research, medical or psychiatric treatment, drug education, or propaganda on an individual level, Cocaine Anonymous does not participate as a fellowship.
Cocaine Anonymous is interested in all people who express a longing to quit using cocaine, including "crack" cocaine and also all other personality altering substances. No one has to pay dues or fees to belong. Expenses are paid through voluntary contributions from Cocaine Anonymous members and they do not accept outside help.
The program of rehabilitation was adjusted from the program created by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. Like AA, Cocaine Anonymous implements the Twelve Step method, which emphasizes service to others as the way to recovery. They feel that someone who is addicted conversing with another can give a level of common comprehension and association that is difficult to get through different techniques.
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 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.