The Cocaine Anonymous Preamble(1)

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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.                    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
Everyone in these rooms is here because he or she has a desire to
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                                                                                                                                                         BC Area
borrowed from Alcoholics Anonymous, whose more than 65                 can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will
years of experience with substance abuse teaches us that the best      disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain new
human help an addict can receive is from another addict.               interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole
                                                                                                                                                                                             We’re Here and We’re Free ™
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
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                                                                                                                                                          M
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
                                                                                                                                                                                            SEPT 1 2009 to DEC 1 2009
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                                                                                                                                      Help Line: 604-662-8500
    conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only                                                                           If you know of any new meetings, closures,      or toll-free: 1-866-662-8300
    for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that                                                                            or other changes to meetings, please email       Website:
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.                                                                                                                                                       MONDAY
                      MAPLE RIDGE                                            VANCOUVER                                                                                                                PRINCE GEORGE
                      HARD ROCK RECOVERY                                     DOPELESS HOPE FIENDS                FRIDAY                                                                               HOPE FAITH AND COURAGE
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                        6:45 pm -7:45 pm                                                                                                 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
                      (One way club). 22270                                  (VRC) 1255 Sophia                                                                                                        Regional Hospital (atco trailer)
                      North ave                                                                                                       DAWSON CREEK                                                    outside emergency
                                                                                                                                      Nawican friendship center
                                                                                                                 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                                                                    SQUAMISH
                      NEW WESTMINISTER                                       KAMLOOPS                                                 1320 – 102 ave
                                                                             KAMLOOPS CA                                                                                  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm           JUST DON’T USE TODAY
                                                         7:30 pm -9:00 pm    71 Leigh rd                                                                                                              37897 3rd Avenue
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm     Douglas College student lounge ,                                                                                SURREY
                      7 th st on royal                                       North Shore Alano Club                                   SAPPERTON SERENITY
                                                                                                                 7:30 pm -9:00 pm     Phoenix center     13686            H & I MEETINGS
                      DAWSON CREEK                                           LANGLEY                                                  94 a Ave
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Nawican friendship center                              JUST HAVE FAITH                                                                                                          VANCOUVER
                      1320 – 102 ave                                                                                                  NORTH VANCOUVER                     Monday                      HARBOUR LIGHT Cordova St
                                                         7:00 pm -8:00 pm    (Alano Club)
                                                                                                                                      FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE                   7:30 pm - 8:30 pm           Closed Mtg.
                                                                             20433 Douglas cres
                      SURREY                                                                                     7:30 pm -9:00 pm     North Shore Alano Club
                      QFA                      (Christ                                                                                176 East 2nd Street                                             VANCOUVER
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm     the King church)                                       PENTICTON
                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday                   VANCOUVER DETOX
                      13388-104 th ave                                       NOT DEAD YET
                                                                                                                                                                          8:00 pm - 9:00 pm           377 East 2nd ave Closed
                                                         7:30 pm -9:00 pm    102- 1825 Main Street Vineyard
                                                                                                                 SATURDAY                                                                             Mtg.
                      SURREY                                                 Community Centre
                      BIG BOOK AWAKENINGS                                                                                                                                                             VANCOUVER
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                                                                                                     SURREY
                      (Easy Does It Club) 7277                               SURREY                                                                                       Saturday                    ONSITE DETOX
                                                                                                                                      RETURN TO SANITY
                      King George Hwy                                        A NEW FREEDOM                       7:30 pm - 9:00 pm                                        7:00 pm – 8:00 pm           137 E Hastings             Closed
                                                                                                                                      (Easy Does It Club)         7277
                                                         7:30 pm - 9:00 pm   (Easy Does It Club)                                      King George Hwy                                                 Mtg.
TUESDAY                                                                      7277 King George Hwy
                                                                                                                                      KELOWNA                                                         SURREY
                                                                                                                                      RECOVERING ROCKSTARS                 Thursday                   CREEKSIDE DETOX       13686
                      DAWSON CREEK                                                                               7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
                                                                                                                                      Crossroads Treatment Center         7:30 pm - 8:30 pm           94a Ave       Closed Mtg.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Nawican friendship center          THURSDAY
                      1320 – 102 ave                                                                                                  NEW WESTMINISTER
                      NEW WESTMINISTER                                                                           8:00 pm – 9:00 pm    NOT IN VEIN                                                     VANCOUVER
                      PIPEDOWN                                                                                                        407 Kelly St. in the Back             Sunday                    PACIFICA TREATMENT CENTER
                                                                             NEW EXPERIENCE
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm     Sherbrooke Centre Lecture Hall     8:30 pm -9:30 pm                                                                                                  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm          1755 E 11th Avenue
                                                                             2800 –33rd rd st. (Gateway
                      (royal Columbian hosp)                                                                                          VANCOUVER                                                       Closed mtg
                                                                                                                                      HOPE FAITH AND COURAGE
                                                                                                                 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    St. Paul’s Hospital
                      VERNON                                                                                                                                              SERVICE COMMITEES
                                                                             SURREY                                                   4th Floor Next to Cafeteria
                      NEW EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                      Some ways to be of service in the Fellowship.
8:00 pm -9:00 pm                                                             CRACK ATTACK              (Easy
                      2800 - 33 rd st                    7:30 pm - 8:45 pm   Does It Club)         7277 King                          WALNUT GROVE
                      (Gateway Shelter)                                                                                                                                   9:00 am                     PUBLIC INFORMATION
                                                                             George Hwy                          7:00 pm -8:00 pm     SIRITUAL EXPERIENCE
                      PRINCE GEORGE                                                                                                   8889 Walnut Grove Drive             First Sunday of the month   North Vancouver   Alano
                      HOPE FAITH AND COURAGE                                 DAWSON CREEK                                                                                                             Club            176 East 2nd
6:00 pm -7:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                      Street
                      Regional Hospital (atco trailer                        Nawican friendship center           SUNDAY
                      outside emergency)                 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm   1320 – 102 ave
                                                                                                                                                                          9:30 am                     HOSPITALS &
                      WEST VANCOUVER                                                                                                  SURREY
                                                                                                                                                                          Third Sunday of the month   INSTITUTIONS
                      CAULFIELD ON THE ROCKS                                                                                          SPIRITUAL SOUTION
                                                                             NEW WESTMINISTER                    11:30 am -12:30 pm                                                                   New Westminster Douglas
7:30 pm -9:00 pm      St. Francis in the Woods Church                                                                                 (EDI CLUB)                   7277
                                                                             TRY GOD                                                                                                                  College - Room 200
                      4773 South Piccadilly Road                                                                                      King George hwy
                                                                             Closed Men’s Meeting                                                                                                     (7th St. off Royal Ave.)
                                                         7:30 pm -9:00 pm
                                                                             407 Kelly Street in the Garage in                        Vancouver                           10 am                       AREA
                                                                             the back                            7:00 pm -8:00 pm     PROBLEM WHAT PROBLEM                Third Sunday of the month   New Westminster
WEDNESDAY                                                                                                                             (VRC)1255 Sophia                                                Douglas College Room 200
                     NANAIMO                                                 PORT COQUITLAM                                                                                                           (7th St. off Royal Ave.)
                                                                                                                                      NEW WESTMINISTER
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm   LETS LIVE                                                POCONUTS
                                                         7:30 pm -9:00 pm                                                             “R 12”                              CHIPS & LITERATURE          Christian 604-807-3116
                    1045a Terminal ave.                                      Trinity United Church       2211
                                                                                                                 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Douglas College Room 200
                                                                             Prairie Ave.
                                                                                                                                      (7th St. off Royal Ave.)            PUBLIC INFORMATION Don F                604-657-5241
H& I CONTACT   Dave K   778-388-2564

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