1. We admitted that we were powerless in the face of our addiction to cocaine or any other mind-altering substance - that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore our sanity.
3. We decided to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.
4. We made a thorough moral inventory of ourselves without fear.
5. We admit to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our mistakes.
6. We are entirely ready to accept that God would deliver us from all these defects of character.
7. We humbly ask you to get rid of our imperfections.
8. We made a list of all the people we had done damage to and we were willing to make amends for them all.
9. We have made direct repairs to such people whenever possible, except when doing so would cause harm to them or others.
10. We continued to take the personal inventory and when we were wrong they admitted it immediately.
11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, asking only for the knowledge of His will in relation to us and the strength to carry it out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we seek to take this message to other addicts and to practice these principles in all aspects of our lives.
1- Our common well-being must come first; personal recovery depends on the AC unit
2- For the purpose of our group there is only one fundamental authority - a loving God who can express himself in our collective conscience. Our leaders are just trusted servants; they don't rule.
3- The only requirement to be a member of AC is the desire to stop using cocaine and any and all psychotropic substances.
4- Each group must be autonomous, except in matters that affect other groups or AC as a whole.
5- Each group has only one primary purpose - to carry its message to the addict who still suffers.
6- A group of C.A.s should never endorse, finance, or lend the name of C.A. to any other related entity or venture, to prevent money, property or prestige problems from diverting us from our primary purpose.
7- All AC groups must be entirely self-sufficient, refusing external contributions.
8- Cocaine Anonymous should always remainunprofessional, but our service centers can employ specialized personnel.
9- AC, as such, should never organize; but we can create
service boards or commissions directly accountable to those they serve.
10- Cocaine Anonymous does not express an opinion on other people's issues; therefore, the name of AC should never appear in public controversies.
11- Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need to always maintain personal anonymity in the press, radio, television and in the cinema.
12- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, always reminding us to put principles above personalities