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Updates made – November 2022 – by NSC & Sponsorship committees – indicated with asterix BackgroundThe Disclosure and Barring Service and Scottish Government have confirmed that fellowship members do not require DBS or Disclosure Scotland check for 12th Stepping or Sponsorship, as they are members of self-regulating groups. As individuals, however, fellowship members should be […]
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 relationships CoDA Preamble Step 1 “We admit we are powerless over other people…“ Desert CoDA CoDA Fellowship Forum CoDA Founders – London 2019 – the First Step CoDA Arizona– […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Covers: Feedback | Crosstalk | Suggestions / Support | General Recommendations Bearing in mind the spiritual aspect of our admission in the First Step of our powerlessness over others, the CoDA Fellowship Service Manual (FSM) offers guidelines for personal, written, and electronic communications for individual members and groups, including those engaging in outreach and fellowship service work. Guidelines for […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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
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 relationships CoDA 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 […]
CoDA produces an array of literature in the forms of books, booklets and leaflets to aid members in their recovery. Literature can by purchased at meetings, events, retreats or directly from the CoDA literature supplier: http://codaliterature.co.uk
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