Wanted: CoDA Recovery Stories

From: "CoDA Announcements" <codalist@codependents.org>
Date: November 5th 2022

Everybody in CoDA has a recovery story to tell. What’s yours?


Sharing your experience, strength and hope may help thousands of codependents still suffering. 

You don’t need to be a professional writer. If you want help getting your thoughts on paper, let us know. Once a story is written and approved, our editors clean up spelling, grammar and punctuation. 

It’s important that stories are written using “I” statements that stay in alignment with the principles of Co-Dependents Anonymous. Within those parameters, you may write about any aspect of your CoDA recovery journey.

Unsure where to start? Here are some writing prompts. 


For newcomers - 6 months in CoDA: 

  • How did you find CoDA and what keeps you coming back? 

  • Which of the Twelve Promises are you most looking forward to coming true? 

  • If you have a sponsor or study group to work the Twelve Steps, how did you find them? 

For 6 months - 5 years in CoDA

  • What was life like before? What is life like now? How has CoDA changed things? 

  • How do you work the CoDA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions? 

  • What are your go-to tools of recovery? What tool challenges you the most? 

For 5 years or more in CoDA

  • How has your recovery changed over the years? 

  • What challenges do you still face? How do you apply the principles to all your affairs?

  • How do you carry the message to the still-suffering codependent? 


Submit your recovery story (200-2000 words) or poetry, via email to connections@coda.org or visit https://coda.org/service-info/connections-service-info-page/ . Please include: a title, a signature, and a valid email address for direct correspondence about your submission.


We’re always looking for original artwork and images to include in Meeting in Print. Please contact mip@coda.org for additional details and parameters.

In Service,

The CoDA Co-NNections Committee (Weekly Reading and Meeting in Print)



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