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. Everyone who belongs to Cocaine Anonymous is recovering from addiction and is able to stay sober through working with others. 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 individual who needs to quit utilizing cocaine and all other personality modifying substances (counting liquor and different medications) is welcome. The major factor is to support the group through voluntary contributions, so no mandatory payments are demanded.
In order to foot the bills for rent, coffee, literature and the programs meant to support struggling addicts, some voluntary contributions are sought. In any case, newcomers require not feel committed to contribute. They don't acknowledge gifts from associations or people outside the cooperation.
Cocaine Anonymous are not aligned with any group, section, legislative issues, association or foundation. 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. Although they are a spiritual programme, Cocaine Anonymous link with no religion. The definition of their individual spiritual life as they want is an exclusive right of all Cocaine Anonymous members. As a group, Cocaine Anonymous does not have a stand on any issue outside the programme but, members are free to form their opinions. They are not connected with any rehabilitations, hospitals or recovery houses, though several of these places do refer people to Cocaine Anonymous to keep them sober.
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. 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.
Cocaine Anonymous adopts the Twelve Steps of Recovery as it has seen great results from using the programme.
The complete healing and maintenance of sobriety for people who come to her for assistance is the major task of Cocaine Anonymous 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 interested in all people who express a longing to quit using cocaine, including "crack" cocaine and also all other personality altering substances. No membership fees and dues are involved. While all external helps are refused politely, voluntary donations from members are used to settle all bills by Cocaine Anonymous.
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 togetherness that exists among members of Cocaine Anonymous cannot be altered by any social background.
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.