Literature

  • Being of Service

    In addition to finding a spiritual way of life, recovery is about changing negative aspects of our personalities into positive ones. We came into the program with big egos but little or no self-esteem. We thought we were better than other people yet, at the same time, felt “less than.” We were people who took ... [Read more...]
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  • Choosing a Sponsor

    Why Sponsorship? By this time you may have gone to meetings and heard lots of talk about working the Steps, a power greater than ourselves and getting a sponsor. You may also have become aware that Cocaine Anonymous is based on the Twelve Steps of Recovery. But, if you’re like many of us were, you’re ... [Read more...]
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  • A Guide to the 12 Steps

    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 word ... [Read more...]
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  • The 12 Steps & 12 Traditions

    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 lives 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 ... [Read more...]
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  • Tools of Recovery

    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 in your life. ... [Read more...]
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  • The 7th Tradition

    Every C.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. Where does the money in the basket go? You are like many of us when we first came into the rooms of Cocaine Anonymous — we put our money into the basket and then we saw that one person who we thought was the ... [Read more...]
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  • A Higher Power

    As a newcomer, you may have thought or said, “What’s this talk about God? I came here to stop using cocaine, not to join a new religion.” Don’t feel alone. Many of us were put off with the talk about God when we first came to meetings. It is easy enough to confuse the word ... [Read more...]
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  • To The Newcomer

    Who Is a Cocaine Addict? Some of us can answer without hesitation, “I am!” Others aren’t so sure. Cocaine Anonymous believes that no one can decide for another whether he or she is addicted. One thing is sure, though; every single one of us has denied being an addict. For months, for years, we who ... [Read more...]
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  • The First 30 Days

    Welcome to Cocaine Anonymous! We are all here for the same reason – our inability to stop using cocaine. The first step towards solving any problem is understanding the problem. The Problem The Problem, as we see it, consists of an obsession of the mind and a compulsion of the body. The obsession is a ... [Read more...]
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  • The Home Group

    BECOMING PART OF It is the common experience for many of us to feel like we didn’t fit in anywhere. Drugs gave us that instantaneous feeling of belonging. When we get sober, that drug-induced feeling of belonging disappears. Finding a group of sober people we can relate to is a new start for us. We ... [Read more...]
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  • Unity

    Unity is a common bond that transcends all differences. We’ve discovered no matter how different our circumstances or the paths that brought us here, we all suffer from the same disease: addiction. We admitted our lack of power and accepted that we could not recover alone. The strength and direction of our recovery is found ... [Read more...]
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  • Self-test for Cocaine Addiction

    Do you ever use more cocaine than you planned? Has the use of cocaine interfered with your job? Is your cocaine use causing conflict with your spouse or family? Do you feel depressed, guilty, or remorseful after you use cocaine? Do you use whatever cocaine you have almost continuously until the supply is exhausted? Have ... [Read more...]
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  • Hope, Faith & Courage

    Hope, Faith and Courage: Stories from the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous was first published in 1994. As its title suggests, this powerful collection of stories delivers the message of recovery as it has been experienced by members of our fellowship, in their own words. The following excerpt from Hope, Faith and Courage is often read ... [Read more...]
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