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. Cocaine Anonymous members are all recovering addicts who help each other keep away from the drug by working together. 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.
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.
So far as you desire to quit using cocaine and other substances that hamper the functioning of the brain (including alcohol and other drugs), you are highly 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. 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 in partnership with any denomination, institution, sect, political group or organisation. In order to stay focused and not be involved in arguments and debates, we do not align ourselves with any other cause.
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 partnered with any rehabs, recuperation houses or healing centres, however many do allude their patients to Cocaine Anonymous to keep up their balance.
The main purpose of Cocaine Anonymous is to remain free from cocaine and all the other drugs that produce mood changes and to assist other people to get the exact same freedom.
All Cocaine Anonymous focuses on is to help recovering addicts overcome their addiction. 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 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. 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. 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.
The program of rehabilitation was adjusted from the program created by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. Like AA, Cocaine Anonymous implements the Twelve Step method, which emphasizes service to others as the way to recovery. For them, that union and understanding that could hardly come from other methods is easily struck when an addict talks to another addict.
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. There develops a bond amongst the members of Cocaine Anonymous that goes beyond all of the other social restrictions.
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.