|The TWELVE TRADITIONS of Cocaine Anonymous|
The Twelve Traditions are to the group
what the Twelve Steps are to the individual.
- Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon C.A. unity.
- 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.
- The only requirement for C.A. membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
- Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or C.A. as a whole.
- Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the addict who still suffers.
- 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.
- Every C.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
- Cocaine Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
- C.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
- Cocaine Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the C.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
- 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.
- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
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