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.
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. Cocaine Anonymous individuals originate from different social, ethnic, monetary and religious foundations, yet what they have similar is addiction.
To join, the only requirement is wanting to stop using cocaine and all other 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 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. In any case, newcomers require not feel committed to contribute. 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. Cocaine Anonymous don't want to become engaged in any controversial matter and don't oppose/endorse any causes.
There are no affiliations with other external organisations for Cocaine Anonymous, in the bid to avoid any complex issues. Cocaine Anonymous uses spirituality as part of the program, but they do not identify with any one religion. Cocaine Anonymous members are able to define their own spirituality in the way that best helps them. Cocaine Anonymous has no particular views about other external matters, though the members have the right to harbour and express their individual views. 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.
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.
Offering help to addicts to have a successful recovery is the only purpose of Cocaine Anonymous. People have demonstrated that working with others who are coping with the same problems is the most effective way to get sober and stay clean.
The Twelve Steps of Recovery is used by Cocaine Anonymous, due to its proven positive effects.
The sole purpose Cocaine Anonymous is to help individuals who come for help stop cocaine and other drug use and remain free. Cocaine Anonymous don't participate in substance addiction research, psychiatric/medical treatment, substance education, or any form of advocacy, though members may take part in these activities in their individual capacity.
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. 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. Like AA, Cocaine Anonymous implements the Twelve Step method, which emphasizes service to others as the way to recovery. It is believed that a person with experience is better placed to understand and empathise with one struggling with the same addiction.
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 togetherness that exists among members of Cocaine Anonymous cannot be altered by any social background.
In the bid to instil this togetherness in the newcomers and to let them discover the unity that is shared, and maybe the solution to their individual addiction issues, constant meetings are held by Cocaine Anonymous.