Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for members, the group is fully self-supporting through contributions. It is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. The group does not wish to engage in any controversy and does not endorse nor oppose any causes. The primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom. Cocaine Anonymous uses the 12-Step Recovery Program because it has already been proven that it works.