Welcome to CoDependents Anonymous


Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an adapted version of their Twelve Steps and Traditions as a central part of its suggested programme of recovery.


To attend CoDA meetings, all you need is the willingness to work at having healthy relationships. This means that all kinds of people attend meetings. Individual members can and do have differing political, religious and other affiliations, but since these are not relevant to the business of recovery from co-dependency, no comment is made about them.


All meetings begin with an introduction which usually includes the Twelve Steps and Traditions, a welcome to newcomers, and an explanation of the format the meeting will take. There may be a speaker, or a reading of a Step or a Topic. The meeting is then open for people to share their experiences, feelings and recovery with the group. There is no obligation to share if you do not wish to, whether you are a newcomer or a long-established member.


Each meeting usually incorporates a collection to cover the expenses of the group (eg hire of the meeting room) but CoDA is non-profit making. The meeting will end with a special prayer, called the Serenity Prayer. After the meeting, newcomers who would like more information can use this time to have their questions answered by more established members.


If you are new to CoDA, please read through all the information on this website, especially the page ‘Am I Codpendent’, and contact CoDA by email if you wish enquiries@coda-uk.org. The best way to get started is to choose a meeting from our list by clicking here, and simply go along. It is suggested, if you are new, that you go to at least six meetings to find out if CoDA is right for you. You do not need to ‘join’ formally – if you decide CoDA is for you, simply attending meetings makes you a member.


CoDA UK as the name suggests, is the UK arm of a worldwide fellowship.


Founders of CoDA

Ken and Mary’s letter of thanks to the

CoDA UK fellowship following their
Oct 2019 London and Liverpool


Ken and Mary Letter


Feb 2020 CoDA’s

Annual General Meeting

All Our Welcome To Attend

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Shrewsbury Workshop February 2020

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Registrations Now Open For The

March 2020 CoDA Mixed Retreat In Salisbury

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New 2020 London CoDA Sponsorship Workshops Dates Released

Starting Saturday 21st March 2020

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New online CoDA UK Literature store


Visit our new CoDA UK literature website


Newly released and existing CoDA literature is available to purchase online now.There are also several free to download CoDA support materials for CoDA UK meetings and new as well as existing members.


Are You On The CoDA UK Mailing List ?


CoDA UK Meeting GSRs, Meeting Contacts and Individual Members who would like to join the CoDA UK mailing list to receive CoDA UK related communications, CoDA UK retreats registration dates and information about CoDA sponsorship workshops, please send to an email to: coda.uk.nsc@gmail.com


Please include your service position in the email (if you are currently doing service) AND state that you would like to be added to the CoDA UK mailing list.


All CoDA UK members are welcome to join the mailing list.