Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
What are CA Meetings about?
It’s a mutual aid fellowship for those whose cocaine use has become a major problem. The members, who are recovering addicts help each other to stay clean, that’s the meaning of mutual aid.
So how can this help me?
Well, in the meetings members regularly share their personal experiences with each other, not as professionals, but as ordinary people, and find that this sharing can bring about solutions to their problems.
So there’s no professional treatment as such?
Well… although CA has no professional therapists, no residential facilities and no clinics, there is a wealth of knowledge amongst the members who have first-hand knowledge of addiction and recovery.
Can I combine CA with treatment from the Drug Services?
Yes, in fact for many that is the ideal way, using the Services to reduce and become drug free, and CA for support.
So does CA believe in abstinence, I mean not using at all?
Well yes they do…..but you don’t need to be drug free to join, only a desire to be, and with their support help you achieve this aim.
Look…. I’m using a class A drug, so what about the law knowing, or just other people for that matter?
CA has very strict rules and guidelines around anonymity, and they work…. if they didn’t people would hardly come to their meetings… so they do work…. and thousands attend meetings.
Yeah, that makes sense, so how do I join….. And is it free?
Yes, it’s free so there are no fees or charges……. but do pop whatever you can spare into the tea and coffee fund!
So… just come along to a meeting and you will be warmly welcomed, there is a tradition that the newcomer is the most important person in the room.
Are meetings easy to find, and what about if I’m working or otherwise busy during the day?
Meetings are held all over London, most within easy traveling distance, and held at various times, so you should be able to find one to suit.
You can find details of all meetings on the CA Website You can find details of all meetings on the CA Website or call their helpline on 0800 612 0225.