Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.
They gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery — learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of them to become increasingly honest with themselves about their personal histories and their own codependent behaviors.
They rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of their program and guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships with themselves and others. In CoDA, they each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of their own understanding, and they allow others the same privilege.
This renewal process is a gift of healing for them. By actively working the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous, they can each realize a new joy, acceptance and serenity in their lives.
Their website includes the following features.
- Explanations of the group - its background, principles and methods
- Meeting Finder (In Person, Telephone and Online)
- Free Pamphlets
- Audio recordings / forums
- Organization Information
- Mailing List Sign-up
- Online Store
Throughout the recovery process, we constantly rediscover that our first responsibility is always to ourselves. Boundaries help us to clarify where our responsibilities end and where other people’s begin. By establishing healthy boundaries, we slowly learn to take care of our issues and recognize that others have the same privilege.