Resources

CoDA Welcome

We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous, a program of recovery from codependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength, and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves. Most of us have been searching for […]

Am I Co-Dependent?

You may be wondering: ‘Am I Co-Dependent?’ ‘What is Co-Dependence?’ Many of us want precise definitions and diagnostic criteria before we will decide. At CoDA, we respectfully allow psychiatric and psychological professionals to provide these, but what we do offer from our own experience are characteristic attitudes and behaviour patterns that describe what our co-dependent […]

Working Steps 1, 2, 3

CoDA has produced a new thirty question tool to aid newcomers to begin working steps 1, 2, and 3.Thirty Questions – Getting Started working the steps as easy as 123 See also CoDA – authored guide to working the steps as a group

What is Codependence video

CoDA World Service has produced a video to educate the public on ‘What codependency is’ and to be of service to the codependent who still suffers.

CoDA International

The first CoDA meeting attended by 30 people was held on 22 October 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona. Within four weeks there were 100 people and before the year was up there were 120 groups. CoDA held its first National Service Conference the next year with 29 representatives from seven states. CoDA has now has meetings […]

Patterns and Characteristics of Co-Dependency

These patterns and characteristics are offered as a tool to aid in self-evaluation.They may be particularly helpful to newcomers. Denial Patterns: I have difficulty identifying what I am feeling.I minimize, alter, or deny how I truly feel.I perceive myself as completely unselfish and dedicated to the well-being of others.I lack empathy for the feelings and […]

The Preamble of Co-Dependents Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of people whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery – learning to love the self. Living the programme allows each of […]

The Twelve Steps of Co-Dependents Anonymous

We admitted we were powerless over others – that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory […]

The Twelve Traditions of Co-Dependents Anonymous

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon CoDA unity. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving higher power as expressed to our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. The only requirement for membership in CoDA is a desire for healthy […]

The Twelve Promises of Co-Dependents Anonymous

I can expect a miraculous change in my life by working the programme of Co-Dependents Anonymous. As I make an honest effort to work the Twelve Steps and follow the Twelve Traditions: I know a new sense of belonging. The feelings of emptiness and loneliness will disappear. I am no longer controlled by my fears. […]

The Serenity Prayer

God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot changeThe courage to change the things I canAnd the wisdom to know the differenceGrant me patience with the changes that take timeAppreciation of all that I haveTolerance of those with different strugglesAnd the strength to get up and try againOne day at a time

Free CoDA Leaflets & Samples

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of people whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for member is a desire for healthy and loving relationshipsCoDA Preamble CoDA offers a set of free leaflets covering newcomers, those working the steps, sponsorship and beyond, which you can download below. NB: Certain conditions on your […]