The Public Information Committee of Cocaine Anonymous of the West Inland Empire develops, initiates, and plans the means of communication to the public, within the guidelines of the C.A. World Service Manual. These plans are then presented to the General Service Organization for Fellowship approval.
If you are a member of Cocaine Anonymous and want to help, feel free to send us an e-mail we are ALWAYS looking for help, and great ideas on spreading the message.
Cocaine Anonymous has adopted the following as its Public Information Policy:
In all public relations, C.A.’s sole objective is to help the still-suffering addict. Always mindful of the importance of personal anonymity, we believe this can be done by making known to him and to those who may be interested in his problem, our own experience as individuals and as a Fellowship in learning to live without cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.**
We believe that our experience should be made available freely to all who express sincere interest. We believe further that all our efforts in this field should always reflect our gratitude for the gift of sobriety and our awareness that many outside C.A. are equally concerned with the serious problem of addiction.
Information and public relations matters affecting the Fellowship as a whole are the concern of the Public Information Committee of Cocaine Anonymous World Services.
Reporters are welcome at open meetings and events of C.A., with prior approval of the local service body. The only restriction is a request to bear in mind the importance of anonymity, by not disclosing the name of any C.A. member. For obvious reasons, cameras are not permitted at C.A. meetings.
In many areas, C.A. members have formed local committees on public information and cooperation with the professional community, to assist local media in obtaining accurate information about our Fellowship.