Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous
CoDA Literature and Books
The Co-Dependents Anonymous book – sometimes referred to as the “blue book” - and The CoDA Workbook are available at most CoDA meetings and can be purchased online. CoDA literature and books are meant to be educational and helpful in your recovery. We recommend that in addition to reading approved CoDA and books that you also attend meetings and other steps to work the program.
Where Do I Begin?
At first I may see overwhelming as you begin to explore your spiritual journey of recovery - such as what books and pamphlets provide the best tools. Friends and therapists may recommend reading about "codependency" though many may be helpful, not all books on the subject are approved by Co-Dependent Anonymous.
Here are several recommendations to consider in your journey to building better relationships and a happier life:
Welcome to CoDA - A Newcomer's Introduction
Are you ready to pursue making positive changes in your life? Welcome to CoDA is a free pamphlet specifically designed for those new to CoDA. The pamphlet is filled with CoDA foundational materials, including the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and Patterns and Characteristics of Codependency. The Patterns and Characteristics will help with assessing whether you may be codependent and impact. The 12 Promises reminds us that there is hope by working the program.
The CoDA Book
Co-Dependents Anonymous - sometimes referred to as the CoDA Blue Book – is a thorough introduction to understanding the codependence and the CoDA program and includes many antidotal stories of codependents who found happiness in themselves and in their relationships. It offers insight about the CoDA the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, sponsorship, and many other CoDA tools.
Reading The Co-Dependents Anonymous – the CoDA Blue Book – is encouraged but not required to attend meetings. The CoDA Blue Book is one of many valuable tools available as you work your CoDA Program. Purchase
The CoDA Twelve Seps & Twelve Traditions Workbook - sometimes referred to the "Green Book" - provides a structured, sequential, and thought provoking structure exploring the dynamics of your life as relating to each of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. Each of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions are comprised of a number of questions and the opportunity for you to answer at your own pace.
We recommend that you continue to attend meetings, obtain a sponsor, and work your CoDA program.
As you work the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, you will discover that there is much value reading and journaling in the Workbook with another person who has or is currently Working the Steps. No longer do you need to feel alone in fear or shame. Purchase
Where Can I Obtain CoDA Books, Pamphlets, & Literature?
CoDA Newcomer Packet
Welcome to CoDA is a free pamphlet specifically designed for those new to CoDA. The pamphlet is filled with CoDA foundational materials, including the 12 steps, 12 Traditions, and Patterns and Characteristics of Codependency.
At the core of CoDA recovery are the CoDA Foundational Documents - such as Welcome, 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and the 12 Promises.
Have a CoDA Question?
Contact us with questions about CoDA. Please remember we are an all-volunteer organization.