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 desire to quit using cocaine and other substances that affect the functioning of the brain is what makes one 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 levies or charges for enrolment; we are completely self-supporting through our own particular commitments.
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. That said, new members shouldn't feel obligated to give. No outside funds are received either from individuals or organisations.
The Cocaine Anonymous does not liaise with any institution, organisation, politics, denomination or sect Cocaine Anonymous don't want to become engaged in any controversial matter and don't oppose/endorse 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. Cocaine Anonymous members are able to define their own spirituality in the way that best helps them. As a group, Cocaine Anonymous does not have a stand on any issue outside the programme but, members are free to form their opinions. Though not connected to any rehab centres, recovery homes or medical facilities, Cocaine Anonymous do recommend these service providers to their patients for assistance in getting clean.
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.
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.
Cocaine Anonymous employ the 12 steps of recovery as it has already been shown that this recovery programme is effective.
Cocaine Anonymous is only concerned with the individual recovery and on-going sobriety of the individual substance addict who approaches them for assistance. 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.
All the people who show their commitment to quit cocaine use, including "crack" cocaine and other mentally dangerous substances can come to Cocaine Anonymous. There is no levy or charges for membership. While all external helps are refused politely, voluntary donations from members are used to settle all bills by Cocaine Anonymous.
The recovery programme was modified from the Alcoholics Anonymous programme which was devised in 1935. 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.
The fact that a person has made a recovery from his/her addiction, and is openly sharing this experience with the next individual, is a strong message for a person who's desperately looking for a solution for his/her own addiction. There develops a bond amongst the members of Cocaine Anonymous that goes beyond all of the other social restrictions.
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.