Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership; they are fully self supporting through their own contributions. They are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution.
C.A. uses the Twelve Step Recovery Program, because it has already been proven that the Twelve Step Recovery Program works.
Cocaine Anonymous’ program of recovery was adapted from the program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. Like AA (with which they are not affiliated), they use the Twelve Step recovery method, which involves service to others as a path towards recovery from addiction. They feel that one addict talking to another can provide a level of mutual understanding and fellowship that is hard to obtain through other methods. The fact that an individual has recovered from their addiction, and is freely passing this experience on to the next person, is a powerful message for someone who is desperately searching for an answer to their own addiction. There emerges a bond among us that transcends all other social boundaries.