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.
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 charges to join Cocaine Anonymous; the group supports itself through members voluntary contributions.
Coffee, rentals, materials and other services offered to struggling addicts are covered by Cocaine Anonymous asking for voluntary contributions at meetings. That said, new members shouldn't feel obligated to give. No outside funds are received either from individuals or organisations.
Cocaine Anonymous is also independent of any religion, political affiliation, organization, or institution. Cocaine Anonymous don't want to become engaged in any controversial matter and don't oppose/endorse any causes.
Keeping in mind the end goal to keep up honesty and maintain a strategic distance from any conceivable entanglements, Cocaine Anonymous are not associated with any outside association. There are no links between Cocaine Anonymous and any religious group or belief, even though it is a spiritually inclined programme. The definition of their individual spiritual life as they want is an exclusive right of all Cocaine Anonymous members. 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 partnered with any rehabs, recuperation houses or healing centres, however many do allude their patients to Cocaine Anonymous to keep up their balance.
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.
The main reason for Cocaine Anonymous is to offer recuperation to people who are experiencing addiction. Personal experience has illustrated that the best manner to become and remain sober is to work together with other people who battle with the same.
The Twelve Steps of Recovery is used by Cocaine Anonymous, due to its proven positive effects.
For anyone who comes to Cocaine Anonymous for help, the Fellowship only wishes to help with recovery and helping individuals stay sober. Cocaine Anonymous is not involved in any research, treatment whether medical or psychiatric, education or any misrepresentations of facts,- members are free to engage in anything outside the programme.
All the people who show their commitment to quit cocaine use, including "crack" cocaine and other mentally dangerous substances can come to Cocaine Anonymous. 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 that was designed by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935 is being used for recovery. Cocaine Anonymous uses the Twelve Step Recovery Method crafted by AA that encourages serving others to help yourself in the battle for sobriety. The believe that addicts talking to each other can bring about a level of understanding and fellowship that can't be reached with other methods.
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. The bond that develops between Cocaine Anonymous members is stronger than other social relationships.
Cocaine Anonymous host frequent meetings to expand this partnership, and to enable brand new members to locate them and, possibly, the solutions that they are looking for.