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.
The ultimate way to reach a person is to chat with him/her on a shared level. Those who belong to Cocaine Anonymous are all addicts who are recovering and remain sober by working together with other people. Cocaine Anonymous does not discriminate against members either on the social, race, economic or religious status, they focus on what they all share, the addiction to cocaine.
The main prerequisite for enrolment is a craving to quit utilizing cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
All are welcome who are fighting cocaine and other substances including alcohol and other mind altering drugs. The major factor is to support the group through voluntary contributions, so no mandatory payments are demanded.
Cocaine Anonymous do request deliberate commitments at gatherings to cover costs, for example, espresso, lease, writing and administrations to help the individuals who are as yet enduring. That said, new members shouldn't feel obligated to give. No outside funds are received either from individuals or organisations.
Cocaine Anonymous is not affiliated with any group whether political or religious, organisation or institution of any kind. In order to remain free of controversy, we don't support or oppose any causes.
Cocaine Anonymous does not work with any organisation to protect its values and credibility. Cocaine Anonymous uses spirituality as part of the program, but they do not identify with any one religion. Members of Cocaine Anonymous are free to describe their own spirituality as they view appropriate. Cocaine Anonymous has no particular views about other external matters, though the members have the right to harbour and express their individual views. They also do not affiliate with any rehab, hospital, or recovery residences, but many organizations like these do recommend patients to Cocaine Anonymous to help them stay drug free.
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.
All Cocaine Anonymous focuses on is to help recovering addicts overcome their 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.
Because there is already proof that it is effective, the Twelve Steps of Recovery is used at Cocaine Anonymous.
For anyone who comes to Cocaine Anonymous for help, the Fellowship only wishes to help with recovery and helping individuals stay sober. 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. There are no membership fees. While all external helps are refused politely, voluntary donations from members are used to settle all bills by Cocaine Anonymous.
The Alcoholic Anonymous program that was developing in 1935 was adapted for this program. The Twelve Step recovery method from AA, which states that your own recovery is aided when you help others, is used by Cocaine Anonymous. 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.
To further their fellowship, Cocaine Anonymous has regular meetings where new members can find them and get help with the answers they're looking for.