The Cocaine Anonymous Preamble

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					The Cocaine Anonymous Preamble                                         *    Reprinted and adapted with the permission of AA World               Names and Phone Numbers:
We are a fellowship of addicts who meet together to share our               Services, Inc.
experience, strength and hope for the purpose of staying clean and
helping other addicts achieve the same freedom. Everything heard       The Promises
at our meetings is to be treated as confidential. There are no dues    If we are painstaking about this phase of our development we
or fees of any kind. To be a member, you only have to want to
                                                                       will be amazed before we are halfway through. We are going to
quit and show up. We also exchange phone numbers, and give
and seek support from one another between meetings.
Everyone in these rooms is here because he or she has a desire to
                                                                       know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret
                                                                       the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend                                                             Cocaine
stop using cocaine and all mind-altering substances.                   the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far
                                                                       down the scale we have gone we will see how our experiences
Our program, called the 12 Steps of Recovery, is gratefully
                                                                       can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will
borrowed from Alcoholics Anonymous, whose more than 65
                                                                       disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                BC Area
years of experience with substance abuse teaches us that the best
human help an addict can receive is from another addict.               interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole
We welcome newcomers to CA with more genuine warmth and                attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and
acceptance in our hearts than you can probably now imagine, for        of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know
                                                                                                                                                                                          We’re Here and We’re Free ™
you are the lifeblood of our program. In great part, it is by
                                                                       how to handle situations that used to baffle us. We will
carrying the message of recovery to others like ourselves that we
keep our own sobriety.                                                 suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do
                                                                       for ourselves.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Meeting Guide
The Twelve Steps Of Cocaine Anonymous                                  Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being
                                                                                                                                                                                         JULY 1 st, TO OCT 1 st 2008
1. We admitted we were powerless over cocaine and all other            fulfilled among us-sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They
    mind altering substances -- that our lives had become              will always materialize if we work for them.
    unmanageable.                                                      The Serenity Prayer
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could           God grant me the serenity to accept the things we can not change,
    restore us to sanity.                                              and the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care     know the difference
    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
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.                                                                                                                 Please help us to stay accurate…
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our
    conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only                                                                           If you know of any new meetings, closures,    Help Line: 604-662-8500
    for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that                                                                            or other changes to meetings, please email   or toll-free: 1-866-662-8300
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.
                                                                            Dawson Creek                                             Burnaby                                                                    Prince George
monday                                                                      Nawican friendship center                                The Last Straw                    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm                        Hope faith & courage
                                                      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                                                                            1320 – 102 ave                      7:30 pm -8:30 pm     Metrotown Centre Community                                                 Regional Hospital Room 102
                                                                                                                                     Meeting Room (to the right of
                                                                                                                                     Old Navy)                                                                  Squamish
                                                                                                                                                                       7:30 pm - 9:00 pm                        Just Don’t Use Today    37897
                                                                            NOT DEAD YET                                             Surrey
                                                      7:30 pm -9:00 pm                                                                                                                                          3rd Avenue
                    Quesnel                                                 1258 Main Street                    7:30 pm -9:00 pm     SAPPERTON SERENITY
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm   QCA                                                     Parkview Funeral Home                                    phoenix center 13686 94a Ave
                    465 Kinchant St.
                                                                            Surrey                                                   North Vancouver
                    New Westminster                                         A NEW FREEDOM                                            FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
                    BREAKAWAY                         7:30 pm - 9:00 pm     Easy Does It Club                   7:30 pm -9:00 pm     North Shore Alano Club
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm   Douglas College – student                               7277 King George Hwy                                     176 East 2nd Street               H & I Meetings
                    lounge , 7 th st on royal
                                                                            Victoria                            Saturday                                                                                        Vancouver
                    Dawson Creek                                            On a Mission Victoria AlanoClub                                                            Monday                                   Harbour Light Cordova St
                                                      6:00pm – 7:00pm
                    Nawican friendship center                               1402 Broad st.                                                                             7:30 pm - 8:30 pm                        Closed Mtg.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                    1320 – 102 ave                                                                                                                                                                              DON F 604-657-5241
                    Surrey                                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm   QFA [Christ the King church]                                                                                     Kelowna                           Wednesday                                Vancouver Detox
                    13388-104 th ave                                                                            7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    RECOVERING ROCKSTARS              8:00 pm - 9:00 pm                        377 East 2nd Avenue Closed Mtg.
                                                                                                                                     Crossroads Treatment Center                                                DAVE K 778-388-2564
                                                                            Vernon                                                   New Westminster                                                            Surrey
                                                                            New experience                      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Not in Vein                                                                Creek side Detox        13686
                                                      8:30 pm -9:30 pm                                                                                                 Thursday
                                                                            A Frame, 2307 43rdSt.                                    407 Kelly St. in the Back                                                  94a Ave Closed Mtg.
                                                                                                                                                                       7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steve M. 604-375-9249
                                                                            Dawson Creek
                                                                                                                                     Hope Faith And Courage
                    Dawson Creek                      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Nawican friendship center           7:30 pm - 9:00 pm                                                                               Vancouver
                                                                                                                                     St. Paul’s Hospital
                    Nawican friendship center                               1320 – 102 ave                                                                                  Sunday                              Pacifica Treatment Center
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                                                                                                                    4th Floor Next to Cafeteria
                    1320 – 102 ave                                          Quesnel                                                                                      8:00 pm - 9:00 pm                      1755 E 11th Avenue Closed Mtg.
                                                                                                                                     Walnut Grove
                                                      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    QCA
                    New Westminster                                         465 Kinchant St.                    7:00 pm -8:00 pm     Spiratual Experience
                    PIPE DOWN                                                                                                        8889 Walnut Grove Drive         Service Committees
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm   Sherbrooke Centre Lecture Hall                          New Westminster                                                                          Some ways to be of service in the Fellowship.
                    (royal Columbian hosp)                                  Try God                             Sunday
                                                      7:30 pm -9:00 pm      Closed Men’s Meeting                                                                       9:00 am                                  Public Information
                    Vernon                                                  407 Kelly Street in the Garage in                        Vancouver                         First Sunday of the month                North Vancouver Alano Club
8:00 pm -9:00 pm    New experience                                          the back                                                                                                                            176 East 2nd Street
                                                                                                                                     BACK TO BASICS STEP GROUP
                    A Frame, 2307 43rdSt.
                                                                            Port Coquitlam                      5:30 pm- 7:00 pm     VRC {SPANISH ROOM]
                                                                                                                                     1255 sophia                       9:30 am                                  Hospitals & Institutions
                    West Vancouver                                          PoCoNuts                                                                                   Second Sunday of the month               New Westminster Douglas
                    CAULFIELD ON THE ROCKS            7:30 pm -9:00 pm
                                                                            Trinity United Church                                                                                                               College - Room 200
7:30 pm -9:00 pm    St. Francis in the Woods Church                         2211 Prairie Ave.                                        Surrey                                                                     (7th St. off Royal Ave.)
                    4773 South Piccadilly Road                                                                                       Spiritual solution
                                                      Friday                                                    11:30 am -12:30 pm
                                                                                                                                     EDI CLUB 7277 King george hwy     10 am                                    Area
                                                                                                                                                                       Second Sunday of the month               New Westminster
                                                                                                                                     Vancouver                                                                  Douglas College - Room 200
                                                                                                                7:00 pm -8:00 pm     PROBLEM WHAT PROBLEM                                                       (7th St. off Royal Ave.)
                                                                                                                                     VRC 1255 Sophia
                                                                                                                                                                       Chips & Literature Contact Gary H 604-534-7121
                                                                                                                                     New Westminster
                                                                           Dawson Creek                                                                                Public Information Contact Don F                      604-657-5241
                    Nanaimo                                                                                                          "R12"
                                                                           Nawican friendship center            7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm   Let’s Live                        7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                                                              Douglas College Room 200
                                                                           1320 – 102 ave                                                                              H & I Contact                                 Kurt   604-868-1267
                    1045a Terminal ave.                                                                                              (7th St. off Royal Ave.)

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