Should I Join Cocaine Anonymous?
Join Cocaine Anonymous if you believe it could be a helpful supplement to your addiction treatment program. We can help you find rehab centers that will provide you with the treatment options you need. Call 800-736-5356(Who Answers?) today.
What is Cocaine Anonymous?
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Cocaine Anonymous promotes “recovery from cocaine addiction through a 12-step program including regular attendance at group meetings.” This type of support group is based on the principles and 12 steps originally founded as part of Alcoholics Anonymous.
While many individuals receive multiple benefits from the program, it is important to still attend professional treatment in addition to CA meetings.
Is CA Right for Me?
Different people come to the program at different times in their recoveries. Someone may decide to attend CA while going through professional rehab while another person may use it as an aftercare program once they leave inpatient or residential care.
CA is a possible option to many individuals at different stages in their recoveries, but there are some ways in which you can pinpoint whether or not you would be a good candidate for the program.
- Do I want to meet other people who are recovering from cocaine abuse?
- Is my social support network not as strong as I would like it to be?
- Do I need a flexible treatment option to supplement my main treatment program?
- Am I comfortable with the process of self-reflection as well as peer sharing?
- Am I choosing to abstain from cocaine from now on, and would I like help keeping this promise to myself?
- Do I feel I would be willing to commit to helping others recover just as I would like people to help me?
If you answered yes to these questions, CA is likely a beneficial program for your needs and your experiences.
Meetings are Free and Flexible
Even if you are still not certain whether CA is the right choice for you, it could not hurt to attend a meeting or two. According to the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse, “One reason for the popularity of mutual-help groups [of which CA is one] may be their inherent flexibility and responsiveness.”
A person can attend as many meetings as they like without paying for them or needing insurance, and meetings often occur during the evening or weekends when most people are free and more likely to be experiencing cravings for their drug of choice. In addition, many treatment centers provide access to meetings in their facilities, which can allow residential patients to still attend the program.
CA and Professional Rehab for Cocaine Addiction
As stated by the National Library of Medicine, “Even if you get treatment, it can be hard to stay off the drug.” This is why seeking help in as many ways as possible is so important in cocaine addiction recovery. If you believe CA would be a beneficial program for your needs, it could help you to join or to at least attend a meeting.