Being of SERVICE

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Some things are good, some are incomplete, while still other things do not correspond, should be disregarded, and will be removed before construction of this page is completed

Being of Service

“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)

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

The Service Structure of CA

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
  • Helpline
  • Chips and Literature
  • World Delegate
  • Journal La Ligne
  • Office Maintenance
  • Internet
  • Public Information

AREA Servants:

  • President
  • Secretary (vacant !!)
  • Treasurer

VACANT committees

  • Secretary
  • Unity
  • Hospitals & Institutions (H&I)
  • Greeting Committee
  • Archives
  • Translation and Revision

The Area committees meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:30pm, via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/901517146

meeting ID: 901 517 146

If you are interested in getting involved with doing service with us at the Area Level, or just want to find out what goes on at our Area meetings, please feel welcome to attend.

District 2 Service Committee

District #2 meets monthly on the Thursday after the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:30pm, via Zoom:
https://zoom.us….

Attending Sub-Committes:

  • Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • District Service Rep (DSR)
  • ALL Group Service Reps (GSR’s)
  • Helpline Rep
  • Special Events Rep
  • Chips and Literature Rep

If you are interested in getting involved with doing service with us at the district level, or just want to find out what goes on at our district meetings, please feel welcome to attend.

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

UNITY committee (area)

UNITY Area committee

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)

      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

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