Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous (CA) is a twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to recover from substance abuse and addiction, identifying specifically as a cocaine addict is not required. CA uses the basic texts of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in addition to their own text, Hope, Faith and Courage: Stories from the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous.

As of 2007, there are several thousand CA groups in the United States, Canada and ten other countries. CA was formed in Los Angeles in 1982 by a long-standing AA member. He worked in the film industry and saw a number of people who had difficulty finding help from anyone knowledgeable about the special difficulties presented by cocaine addiction. Co-Anon (formerly CocAnon) is a program for families of cocaine users, analogous to Al-Anon for the friends and family of alcoholics.

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