Meeting Definitions

Cocaine Anonymous Meetings*

Open Meetings:

As the term suggests, meetings of this type are open to addicts and their families and to anyone interested in solving a personal drug problem or helping someone else to solve such a problem.

Closed Meetings:

These meetings are limited to addicts. They provide an opportunity for members to share with one another on problems related to using patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety.

Step Study:

Participants study and discuss the Twelve Steps with the group.

Book Study:

Participants study and discuss with the group any of these books: Alcoholics Anonymous (the “Big Book”), Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (the “12 and 12”), both volumes of Hope, Faith and Courage Book: Stories from the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous (the “C.A. Story Book”), and The A.A. Service Manual, combined with the 12 Concepts for World Service.

Speaker Meetings:

One or more C.A. members share their personal experience, strength and hope with the meeting/group at length.

Participation Meetings:

Participants discuss their experience, strength and hope with the meeting/group one member at a time.

H&I Meetings:

H&I meetings are often restricted to patients or residents only, and not open to the community as a whole. These meetings are brought into facilities by local C.A. members through the H&I committee. H&I meetings are basically beginners meetings; with the chairperson of each meeting providing speakers. They are not usually listed in the area or world directory; and they do not observe the 7th
Tradition. Certain facilities may require H&I participants to be subject to sobriety
requirements, dress and conduct codes.

Online Meetings:

These meetings are limited to addicts, and allow our members anywhere in the world to share their experience, strength and hope with each other at

*Variations and/or combinations of these meetings exist.