The only requirement for CA membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership, but we are 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 of cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom.
GOING TO MEETINGS: Meeting makers make it. Go to a CA meeting as often as you can, but if you need a meeting and there’s no CA meeting going on, go to any meeting you can.
GET A SPONSOR: A sponsor is a member who has experience staying clean and who can help you do the same. If you are unsure, then ask someone to be your temporary sponsor, but get one.
FIND A HOME GROUP: Go to at least one regular meeting on a consistent basis. Come early, stay late, and go to the group’s business meetings. It is important that we have at least one place in recovery where people can really get to know us-that’s the only way any of us can get the help they need.
ONE DAY AT A TIME: We only have to stay clean one day at a time, if need be-one hour or one minute at a time. The same thing holds true with any other living problems we may have. Don’t worry about staying clean tomorrow, next month, or next year. For now-JUST STAY IN TODAY.