the C.A. World Service Manual (Revised July 20, 2003);
May not reflect changes made at 2003 World Service Conference.
of a District and District Service Committee
The primary level of organization of Cocaine Anonymous
consists of the individual meetings/Groups.
District is a geographical unit within an Area containing a
number of groups within a close proximity, which find it necessary
to unify. A District has the primary function of the unification
of its groups by keeping in frequent contact with them, learning
their problems and sharing ways to contribute to their growth
and well being. It is suggested that ten (10) or more groups
comprise a District and that each ten (10) groups elect a District
Service Representative to sit on the Area
When districting or re-districting, approval of the groups
within each current or proposed District is essential. The
proposed districting or re-districting should be approved by
the Area Service Committee. As the number of groups within
a District increases, the District should either split into
two Districts or elect more District Service Representatives
from such groups to the Area Service Committee.
DISTRICT SERVICE COMMITTEE (DSC) is a group made
up of the Group Service Representatives from the individual
groups in the District, the District Service Representatives
and the DSC officers. The DSC meets on a monthly basis to
handle the business needs of the District. The DSC may create
committees to service such needs as Telephone (Helpline),
Public Information, CPC (Cooperation with the Professional
Community), Hospitals and Institutions, Literature and Chips,
and Special Events.
most important function is to serve the needs of the local
meetings. If a meeting has a situation it cannot handle, it
can come to the District Service Committee. The active participation
of each GSR is essential for a successful DSC.
endeavor or extracurricular activity is taken on by the District,
they should at all times try to use or take advantage of Area
resources, in order not to duplicate efforts or expenses already
incurred by the Area.
OF THE DSC
District should elect officers yearly, which include:
should be one Group Service Representative (GSR) elected from
each group. The DSC officers should be elected from among the
active GSR. Upon election, the DSC officers shall no longer
serve as GSR. Those groups, which they represented, must elect
District Service Representative (DSR) is the essential link
between the groups' GSR and the Area's Delegates to the World
Service Conference. As a member of the District Service Committee,
the DSR is exposed to the group conscience of that District.
As a member of the Area Service Committee, the DSR passes on
the Group's tenets to the Area's Delegates and the Area Service
DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
DISTRICT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Districts find it appropriate to elect an Alternate DSR. The
Alternate should possess the same qualifications as the DSR.
AND DISTRICT COMMITTEES
is suggested that the following Committees exist at both the
District and Area levels. When appropriate, Committees may
be combined or added.
(HELPLINE): Responsible for the provision of information
and assistance to individuals seeking aid by phone, and with
the communication of messages received for other committees.
AND INSTITUTIONS: Responsible for the coordination
of and active participation in Twelve Step work within hospitals
INFORMATION: Responsible for the distribution of
literature and information to the public.
for the storage of documents and memorabilia.
AND LITERATURE: Responsible for the distribution
of literature and chips to C.A. Districts, Groups, members
and interested institutions.
for all matters relating to records, finances and expenditures.
The committee makes recommendations on all matters pertaining
to the administration and operation of finances and expenditures.
The Finance Committee shall implement and oversee controls
necessary to safeguard the assets of the Fellowship, including
employment of a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) to make periodic
for the coordination of conventions to carry the message of
recovery, unity and service to members of Cocaine Anonymous.
WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY (CPC): Responsible
for a unique brand of 12-Step work by carrying the message
of recovery to professionals, who in their line of work,
may have some sort of supervisory capacity over or direct
contact with individuals who may have a cocaine problem.
The committee informs the professional community about C.A.:
what we are, where we are and what we can and
cannot do to help the addict who still suffers. The committee
attempts to establish communication between C.A. members and
the professional community to find productive methods of cooperation,
not affiliation, within the C.A. traditions.
UNITY COMMITTEE: Responsible for the communication
and outreach among the diverse elements within the Fellowship
at all levels, in the interest of carrying the C.A. message.
It is also suggested that these committees sponsor annual
workshops and other forums to promote C.A. unity.
COMMITTEE: Responsible for matters relating to the
creation, update and maintenance of Area and/or District
websites, in accordance with the World Service Conference
Internet Committee Workbook Guidelines.
common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends
upon C.A. unity."