A 12-step group dedicated to helping cocaine addicts live in recovery without relapsing on the drug, Cocaine Anonymous (CA) can be an excellent addition to your aftercare program when you complete drug addiction treatment. Is the 12-step group right for you? All you have to have is the desire to stop abusing cocaine and other mind-altering substances, including alcohol. For many, Cocaine Anonymous provides an important social support and resource during recovery.
Do You Need Cocaine Addiction Treatment?
Cocaine Anonymous is part of a recovery program for those who are addicted to cocaine or cannot control their cocaine abuse. Often, addiction treatment is necessary before and during 12-step treatment. Is it time for you to get started? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you set limits for yourself in terms of how much cocaine you will use in an evening – yet break them every time?
- Has your cocaine use ever interfered with your ability to do your job or take care of your family?
- Do you and your spouse or other family members fight over your cocaine use?
- Do you want to stop abusing the drug but find that you can’t?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, cocaine rehab and Cocaine Anonymous may be a good fit for your needs, helping you to leave the negative effects of cocaine abuse and addiction behind forever.
Cocaine Anonymous Quick Facts
- Cocaine Anonymous was started in 1982 in Los Angeles.
- CA meetings now take place across the US, Canada and Europe.
- The CA text, “Hope, Faith and Courage: Stories from the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous,” was first published in 1994.
- As of 1996, CA membership worldwide was estimated at 30,000 people in 2,000 groups.
How Can a Sponsor Aid Your Recovery?
A sponsor is someone who has been through the 12-step process and worked the 12 steps one or more times. They may have years in sobriety – or just a few months – but they can help those who ask for it as they work through their own issues pertaining to cocaine addiction recovery. How does a sponsor work?
- If you find a sponsor as soon as you begin, he or she can answer your questions about how the program works and help you find new and fun meetings.
- Don’t be confused by the term “temporary sponsor.” All sponsors are called temporary in the 12-step program – even if you maintain the relationship for decades. The term reminds you that either party can end the sponsor/sponsee relationship at any time.
- At the end of some meetings, they will ask anyone who is looking for a sponsor to raise their hands. You can raise your hand at this time to find a sponsor or you can share during the meeting that you are looking for a sponsor and wait for someone to approach you after the meeting.
- If you don’t feel like the sponsor you start with is working out, get a new sponsor. It’s easy to do and if it means an improved recovery for you, you shouldn’t wait to do it.
A Cocaine Anonymous Meeting for Everybody+
You can find a Cocaine Anonymous meeting designed for specific populations, including:
- LGBTQ community
- A specific religious group
- Working people
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If you would like to find a drug abuse treatment program that incorporates the tenets of 12-step treatment or if you would like to find aftercare services after you have completed drug rehab that will work with Cocaine Anonymous meetings, contact us today to discuss your options.