A group of men and women who come together to share their drug use experience, strength, and hope in the bid to defeat their common problem and assist others in their struggle to do so is named Cocaine Anonymous.
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 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.
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. Because the program is completely self-supporting with contributions, there are no fees or dues for membership.
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. There is no pressure to contribute especially for the new members if they are not in a position to give. They do not take any donations or contributions from anyone outside of the group.
Cocaine Anonymous are not aligned with any group, section, legislative issues, association or foundation. In order to stay focused and not be involved in arguments and debates, we do not align ourselves with any other cause.
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. 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 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.
Cocaine Anonymous adopts the Twelve Steps of Recovery as it has seen great results from using the programme.
The sole purpose Cocaine Anonymous is to help individuals who come for help stop cocaine and other drug use and remain free. 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.
Anyone in trouble with cocaine, "crack" cocaine or any other substance of abuse and needs help are welcome to Cocaine Anonymous. There is no levy or charges for membership. The costs caused are upheld by the intentional commitments of Cocaine Anonymous individuals. They consciously decline every single outside commitment.
Cocaine Anonymous was developed on the foundation of Alcoholic Anonymous in 1935. Cocaine Anonymous uses the Twelve Step Recovery Method crafted by AA that encourages serving others to help yourself in the battle for sobriety. 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 closeness that results in members of Cocaine Anonymous is very healthy, cutting across social differences.
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.