Being of SERVICE in Cocaine Anonymous

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SERVICE positions at several levels !

There are several levels where SERVICE positions exist.  Here are some very important ones, listed in order of importance to personal recovery, starting at the top, with the Group level being the most important !

  • GROUP level 
    • District level
      • Area level
        • World level

Service Committees at the AREA level

Here are various SERVICE positions that function at the AREA level:

Active Committes:

  • Area Convention
  • DSR for District 1
  • DSR for District 2
  • DSR for District 3
  • World Delegate
  • Chips and Literature
  • Unity
  • Journal La Ligne
  • Office Maintenance
  • Internet
  • Public Information

AREA Servants:

  • Area Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

VACANT committees

  • Hospitals & Institutions (H&I)
  • Greeting Committee
  • Archives
  • Translation and Revision
  • HELPLINE (urgent need !!)

Below are descriptions of many committees at the AREA level, along with ways to contact them . . .

UNITY committee (area)

Tradition One: “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon C.A. unity.”

Unity is a common bond that transcends all differences. We’ve discovered no matter how different our circumstances or the paths that brought us here, we all suffer from the same disease: addiction.
We admitted our lack of power and accepted that we could not recover alone. The strength and direction of our recovery is found in our unity.
We are people who might never have mixed. Addiction and recovery are the threads that bind us. We relate to such feelings as grandiosity, insecurity, jealousy, and false pride and are reminded we are all alike. By sharing our experience with other addicts and working the Twelve Steps of C.A., we come to know humility, security, acceptance, and self-worth.
Through applying the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions, we grow in love, tolerance, and respect for each other. This spiritual growth allows us to rise above prejudice, regardless of religion, ethnicity, economic status, age, gender, or sexual orientation, to carry the C.A. message. Though we are different, we are the same. Regardless of the author, we share the same story.

Recovery is possible—together.
Unity preserves our C.A. Fellowship.
Unity preserves our legacy of Hope, Faith, and Courage.
Unity preserves our personal recovery, our reunited families, and our rediscovered dreams.

The Area Unity committee functions mainly as…

Committee members:
Chairperson: Dan H. (current term until _)
Alternate: unfilled (position is available)

This committee is resposible to produce and submit a monthly report, and to attend the monthly Area committee meeting where all other Area-level committees meet…

The Area Meeting:

When: meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:30pm.

Where: 1945 Papineau, Montreal **

Who can attend: this a CLOSED meeting, which means only CA members can attend.  The only requirement for CA membership, is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.

** (Until further notice, due to COVID-19, the area committee meeting takes place via ZOOM video conference.  If you wish to attend the area ZOOM meeting, please let us know by using the email form in the CONTACT US tab, above).

 

Please feel free to use the following email form to contact the
Area level “UNITY” COMMITTEE

UNITY Area committee

Tradition One: “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon C.A. unity.”

Unity is a common bond that transcends all differences. We’ve discovered no matter how different our circumstances or the paths that brought us here, we all suffer from the same disease: addiction.
We admitted our lack of power and accepted that we could not recover alone. The strength and direction of our recovery is found in our unity.
We are people who might never have mixed. Addiction and recovery are the threads that bind us. We relate to such feelings as grandiosity, insecurity, jealousy, and false pride and are reminded we are all alike. By sharing our experience with other addicts and working the Twelve Steps of C.A., we come to know humility, security, acceptance, and self-worth.
Through applying the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions, we grow in love, tolerance, and respect for each other. This spiritual growth allows us to rise above prejudice, regardless of religion, ethnicity, economic status, age, gender, or sexual orientation, to carry the C.A. message. Though we are different, we are the same. Regardless of the author, we share the same story.

Recovery is possible—together.
Unity preserves our C.A. Fellowship.
Unity preserves our legacy of Hope, Faith, and Courage.
Unity preserves our personal recovery, our reunited families, and our rediscovered dreams.

The Area Unity committee functions mainly as…

Committee members:
Chairperson: Dan H. (current term until _)
Alternate: unfilled (position is available)

This committee is resposible to produce and submit a monthly report, and to attend the monthly Area committee meeting where all other Area-level committees meet…

The Area Meeting:

When: meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:30pm.

Where: 1945 Papineau, Montreal **

Who can attend: this a CLOSED meeting, which means only CA members can attend.  The only requirement for CA membership, is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.

** (Until further notice, due to COVID-19, the area committee meeting takes place via ZOOM video conference.  If you wish to attend the area ZOOM meeting, please let us know by using the email form in the CONTACT US tab, above).

 

Please feel free to use the following email form to contact the
Area level “UNITY” COMMITTEE



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Internet Committee

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The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.



Internet Committee

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The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.



“In addition to finding a spiritual way of life, recovery is about changing negative aspects of our personalities into positive ones. We came into the program with big egos but little or no self-esteem. We thought we were better than other people yet, at the same time, felt “less than.” We were people who took from others and abused friendships all of our lives. We had no concept of doing anything for anyone without the thought of some kind of reward. By the sheer grace of our Higher Powers, we have found several ways of unlearning such behavior in the program. One way is to be of service to the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous. We discovered that the best way to serve God was to serve our fellow humans, and we found humility in the process. Our self-centered behavior was gradually replaced with the “attitude of service.” We learned that service is about gratitude and learning how to contribute to our lives and the lives of others.”

Being Of Service (CA pamphlet)

“In addition to finding a spiritual way of life, recovery is about changing negative aspects of our personalities into positive ones. We came into the program with big egos but little or no self-esteem. We thought we were better than other people yet, at the same time, felt “less than.” We were people who took from others and abused friendships all of our lives. We had no concept of doing anything for anyone without the thought of some kind of reward. By the sheer grace of our Higher Powers, we have found several ways of unlearning such behavior in the program. One way is to be of service to the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous. We discovered that the best way to serve God was to serve our fellow humans, and we found humility in the process. Our self-centered behavior was gradually replaced with the “attitude of service.” We learned that service is about gratitude and learning how to contribute to our lives and the lives of others.”

Being Of Service (CA pamphlet)

Why Be of Service ?

• To give back what was so freely given to us;
• To take on a commitment as a symbolic way of making amends;
• To meet other recovering addicts;
• To learn how to be part of a team;
• To learn humility by doing something selfless for someone else;
• To learn skills or teach others what we know;
• To learn responsibility.

Being Of Service (CA pamphlet)

Testimonials of some CA members who have made
doing service an important part of their recovery:

When I came into the rooms of CA, I had a feeling of uselessness.  Self-esteem has to do with how I see myself, and so I had little, to none.  I was full of self-pity.  At times, I felt less than most people around me.  Other times, I felt as though I did not, and could not, fit in and be a part of anything worthwhile.  Today, as the result of having gotten out of the cocoon of my comfort zone by throwing myself into doing service at several levels, I now feel useful, a part of, self-pity no longer dominates me, and my self-esteem has grown immensely.  Service has truly saved me!!  🙂

Daniel F, member CA

When I came into the rooms of CA, I had a feeling of uselessness.  Self-esteem has to do with how I see myself, and so I had little, to none.  I was full of self-pity.  At times, I felt less than most people around me.  Other times, I felt as though I did not, and could not, fit in and be a part of anything worthwhile.  Today, as the result of having gotten out of the cocoon of my comfort zone by throwing myself into doing service at several levels, I now feel useful, a part of, self-pity no longer dominates me, and my self-esteem has grown immensely.  Service has truly saved me!!  🙂

Daniel F, member CA

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Service Structure of CA

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