DISCLAIMER About these recordings These speaker recordings were made during the European Regional Convention of Cocaine Anonymous. The opinions and experiences shared are not necessarily those of C.A. as a whole. Each speaker, in their own way, is respecting our tradition of trying to carry the C.A. message to the addict who still suffers
“As gay drugaddicts the first time we shared our story at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting, I had expected looks of disgust and fear, but instead I received warm hugs and appreciation. It’s a big change for someone who grew up as a victim of jeers and rejection. People in the Fellowship value my individual experience,Continue reading C.A. is also for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender addict
There comes a time when the cocaine stops working — a time when the coke, the other drugs, and all the madness become unbearable. By then, you just can’t stop, so you manage to score and somehow survive and keep on using because, although it’s killing you, cocaine has become the most important thing inContinue reading Tools of recovery.
The First 30 days We are all here for the same reason due to our inability to stop using cocaine The first step towards solving any problem is understanding the problem. The Problem, as we see it, consists of an obsession of the mind and a compulsion of the body. The obsession is aContinue reading The first 30 days.
“At first it was fun. Then it reached the point where every time I used, I had chest pains and my heart beat would go crazy; and yet I couldn’t stop.” “There I lay in the hospital, almost dead from an overdose. My heart felt like it was about to jump out of myContinue reading Crack
If you have ever questioned the meaning of anonymity, perhaps this pamphlet will help. This concept is vital to the continued growth and existence of Cocaine Anonymous. The Fellowship’s name contains a promise of privacy. What we see and hear in our meetings is confidential. We remain a safe place to share our experience, strength andContinue reading Anonymity
This section describes one method for taking the Twelve Steps of Cocaine Anonymous. To help us work the Twelve Steps, Cocaine Anonymous uses a text entitled Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly referred to as “the Big Book.” When studying this text, some of us find it useful to substitute the word “cocaine” for “alcohol” and the wordContinue reading A Guide to the 12 Steps
STEP ONE We admitted we were powerless over cocaine and all other mind-altering substances… that our lives had become unmanageable. TRADITION THREE The only requirement for C.A. membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances Many people come to Cocaine Anonymous thinking one of two things: “I rarely (or never) even usedContinue reading …And All Other Mind Altering Substances