Sponsorship shout out

If you are a sponsor looking for sponsees, or if you are looking for a co-sponsor, then we would appreciate it if you could contact the sponsorship email on the website.  There are always sponsees looking for sponsors and we can put you in touch with each other.

Next events:

1) The next LSE Regional meeting in on Saturday 7th April 2018 at The Waterloo Action Centre, London, SE1, 10am - 12pm. Please note this meeting has been suspended pending take-up of some service positions on the committee.

2) The next National Steering Committee (NSC) meeting is at Waterloo Action Centre, on 7th April 2018, 1-4pm. Please note this meeting has been suspended pending take-up of some service positions on the committee.

3) The next Codependants Anonymous North, North West, and Wales Regions Intergroup is 10.30am-3.30pm on Saturday 28th April at Subud House, Fallowfield, Manchester, 21 Wilbraham Rd, M14 6JS, 10.30am-1pm Regional Group Meeting Agenda, 1-2pm lunch, 2-3.30pm CODA Meeting.

Doors open at 10am.

4) The next Sponsorship Workshop is 1 - 4pm, Saturday 16th June 2018 at Waterloo Action Centre, download flyer here.

5) The date of the next Mixed CoDA Retreat in The Netherlands is Friday, 22nd of June from 16:00 hrs until 16.00 hrs on Sunday, 24th of June. For further details including how to book, please see flyer here.

6) The dates for the next Coda Women's Retreat are 7th-9th September 2018.  It is being held at NODDFA, Conway Old Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales, LL34 6YF.  For more information and to book your place, please see the flyer here.

About CoDA UK - information for newcomers

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an adapted version of their Twelve Steps and Traditions as a central part of its suggested programme of recovery.

To attend CoDA meetings, all you need is the willingness to work at having healthy relationships. This means that all kinds of people attend meetings. Individual members can and do have differing political, religious and other affiliations, but since these are not relevant to the business of recovery from co-dependency, no comment is made about them.

All meetings begin with an introduction which usually includes the Twelve Steps and Traditions, a welcome to newcomers, and an explanation of the format the meeting will take. There may be a speaker, or a reading of a Step or a topic. The meeting is then open for people to share their experiences, feelings and recovery with the group. There is no obligation to share if you do not wish to, whether you are a newcomer or a long-established member. Each meeting usually incorporates a collection to cover the expenses of the group (eg hire of the meeting room) but CoDA is non-profit making. The meeting will end with a special prayer, called the Serenity Prayer. After the meeting, newcomers who would like more information can use this time to have their questions answered by more established members.

If you are new to CoDA, please read through all the information on this website, especially the page 'Am I Co-Dependent?', and contact CoDA by email if you wish. The best way to get started is to choose a meeting from the list here, and simply go along. It is suggested, if you are new, that you go to at least six meetings to find out if CoDA is right for you. You do not need to ‘join’ formally – if you decide CoDA is for you, simply attending meetings makes you a member.

CoDA UK is, as the name suggests, the UK arm of a worldwide fellowship. Links to other countries' organisations can be found on our links page.