|What is Cocaine Anonymous?
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; we are fully self supporting through our own contributions. We are
not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. We do not wish to engage in any
controversy and we neither endorse nor oppose any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine
and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom. We use the Twelve Step
Recovery Program, because it has already been proven that the Twelve Step Recovery Program works.
What is The Southern Oklahoma District of Cocaine Anonymous?
The Southern Oklahoma District of Cocaine Anonymous consists of three groups in the Oklahoma City area:
The Rock Stops Here group, No Rock in da House group, and The Sunday group. The District's primary
function is the unification of these groups by keeping in frequent contact with them, learning their problems
and sharing ways to contribute to their growth and well-being. The most important function is to serve the
needs of the local meetings.
The Twelve Steps of Cocaine Anonymous*
The Twelve Steps describe the Program of Recovery used by Cocaine Anonymous
1. We admitted we were powerless over cocaine and all other mind-altering substances — that our
had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him,
praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and
to practice these principles in all our affairs.
C.A. is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual drug addicts who turn
to our Fellowship for help. We do not engage in the fields of drug addiction research, medical or psychiatric
treatment, drug education, or propaganda in any form — although members may participate in such activities
Cocaine Anonymous is open to all persons who state a desire to stop using cocaine, including “crack” cocaine,
as well as all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership. Our expenses are
supported by the voluntary contributions of our members — we respectfully decline all outside contributions.
We are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution.
Our program of recovery was adapted from the program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. Like
AA (with which we are not affiliated), we use the Twelve Step recovery method, which involves service to
others as a path towards recovery from addiction. We 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. We hold regular meetings to further this
fellowship, and to allow new members to find us and, perhaps, the answers they seek.
Cocaine Anonymous began in Los Angeles in 1982, and has since expanded throughout the United States and
Canada, with groups now forming in Europe. Our literature is available in English, French, and Spanish and
our first book “Hope, Faith and Courage: Stories from the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous” was published
in 1994. As of 1996, we estimated our membership at 30,000 members in over 2,000 groups.
Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and family of addicts
should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs.