Where to Find Meetings

UK Helpline - 0800 612 0225

Email: helpline@cauk.org.uk

cocaineanonymous.org.uk

CAUK, PO Box 1337, Enfield EN 9AS

Central UK Helpline - 0800 689 4732

Email: wtf@centralukca.co.uk

centralukca.co.uk

London Helpline - 0800 059 5130

Email: helpline@ca-london.org

ca-london.org

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PLEASE HELP US TO CARRY AN ACCURATE MESSAGE

The information we give can only be as accurate as the information you supply us with. Please let us know if any meetings have closed, changed venue or time, or if any new meetings have opened, as well as updated contact numbers.

To change details of a meeting email: wtf@cauk.org.uk

This meeting list is updated every two months. Please confirm with the Helpline or check the website for frequently updated meetings lists.

If you have a problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances and wish to find out more about Cocaine Anonymous please email wtf@cauk.org.uk

If you’re a member of the public, media, press or professional community and wish to find out more about CA please email pi@cauk.org.uk

To contact the H&I Committee please email: hi@cauk.org.uk

Unless otherwise stated our meetings are OPEN to all. CLOSED meetings are for addicts and those who think they may have a problem with drugs.

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WHAT IS COCAINE ANONYMOUS?

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.

There are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully 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 from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom.*

We use the Twelve Step Recovery Program, because it has already been proven that the Twelve Step Recovery Program works.

*Reprinted and adapted with permission of A.A. Grapevine, Inc.

This list is CONFIDENTIAL. It is for persons needing to find C.A. meetings and is not to be used as a mailing list or for any other purpose.

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WHO IS A C.A. MEMBER?

While the name “Cocaine Anonymous” may sound drug-specific, we wish to assure you that our program is not. Many of our members did a lot of cocaine; others used only a little, and some never even tried coke. We have members who drank only on occasion, those who casually referred to themselves as drunks, and others who were full-blown alcoholics. Lots of us used a wide variety of mind-altering substances. Whether we focused on a specific substance or used whatever we could get our hands on, we had one thing in common: eventually we all reached a point where we could not stop.

According to C.A.’s Third Tradition, the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. Whatever you may have been using, if it led you to this meeting, you’re probably in the right place. Over time, virtually every single one of us has realized that our real problem is not cocaine or any specific drug; it is the disease of addiction.

It can be tempting to focus on our differences rather than our similarities, but this can blind us to potential sources of support in our recovery. As we hear other members’ stories, the most important question to ask ourselves is not, “Would I have partied with these people?” but rather, “Do these people have a solution that can help me stay sober?” We encourage you to stick around and listen with an open mind.

With its all-inclusive Third Tradition and First Step, Cocaine Anonymous welcomes anyone with a drug or alcohol problem and offers a solution. C.A.’s Twelve Steps are not drug-specific, and Cocaine Anonymous is not a drug-specific Fellowship. It doesn’t matter to us if you drank or what type of drugs you used; if you have a desire to stop, you are welcome here!

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CAUK CHIT SYSTEM

Although we are an anonymous fellowship, we realise the possible need to provide evidence of attendance at our meetings

Our “Chit System” enables attendees to produce a record of attendance.

An attendee can approach the meeting secretary at the beginning of the meeting and ask for a “chit” – an initialled/stamped and dated card issued at the end of the meeting. This can then be used by the attendee however they wish to provide evidence of attendance.

The chits do not confirm attendees are clean, sponsored or working a programme; they simply confirm they attended the meeting from start to finish.

If you require evidence of attendance, please refer to our website

cocaineanonymous.org.uk

and look for the meetings offering chits. They are marked with ‘CH’ in the meeting notes.

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The Twelve Steps of Cocaine Anonymous

1. We admitted we were powerless of 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 and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

The Twelve Steps are reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous does not mean that A.A. is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism. Use of the Steps in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A. but which address other problems does not imply otherwise.

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The Twelve Traditions of Cocaine Anonymous

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon C.A. unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for C.A. membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or C.A. as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the addict who still suffers.
6. A C.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the C.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose
7. Every C.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Cocaine Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centres may employ special workers.
9. C.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Cocaine Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the C.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, television and films.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

The Twelve Traditions are reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous does not mean that A.A. is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism. Use of the Traditions in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A. but which address other problems does not imply otherwise.

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