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Co-Dependents Anonymous

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Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to develop functional and healthy relationships.[1][2][3] Co-Dependents Anonymous was founded by Ken and Mary Richardson and the first CoDA meeting attended by 30 people was held October 22, 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona.[3][4] Within four weeks there were 100 people and before the year was up there were 120 groups.[5] CoDA held its first National Service Conference the next year with 29 representatives from seven states.[3]: 567 [5] CoDA has stabilized at about a thousand meetings in the US, and with meetings active in 60 other countries and dozens online that can be reached at www.coda.org.[6]

CoDA meeting indexes managed independently[7] include:

Australasia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands,South Africa, United Kingdom

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  1. ^ Rice, John Steadman (1996). A Disease of One's Own: Psychotherapy, Addiction, and the Emergence of Co-Dependency. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. ISBN 0765804549. OCLC 33009336.
  2. ^ Co-Dependents Anonymous (1998). "The Preamble of Co-Dependents Anonymous". Archived from the original on 1999-11-10. Retrieved 2010-01-03. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b c Codependents Anonymous (1995). Codependents Anonymous. Phoenix, AZ: Codependents Anonymous, Inc. ISBN 0-9647105-0-1.
  4. ^ Irvine, Leslie J. (1995). "Codependency and Recovery: Gender, Self, and Emotions in Popular Self-Help". Symbolic Interaction. 18 (2): 145–163. doi:10.1525/si.1995.18.2.145. JSTOR 10.1525/si.1995.18.2.145.
  5. ^ a b Irving, Leslie (1999). Codependent Forevermore, The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 30. ISBN 0-226-38471-3.
  6. ^ "Meeting finder".
  7. ^ "International Meetings". CoDA.org. Retrieved 2024-01-17.

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