A Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) fellowship is being offered at
the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 2222 SR-776 every
Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more
information call Marilu at (941) 306-1825.
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a non-professional fellowship of men
and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy
relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire
for healthy and fulfilling relationships. We gather
together to support and share with each other in a journey of
self-discovery-learning to love the self. Living the
program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with
ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent
We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for
knowledge and wisdom.
These are the principles of our program and guides to developing
honest and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others.
In CoDA we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our
own understanding, and we allow others the same privilege.
This renewal process is a gift of healing to us. By
actively working the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous, we can
each realize a new joy, acceptance, and serenity in our lives.
What is Codependence?
Many of us struggle with the questions: What is codependence? Am
We want precise definitions and diagnostic criteria before we
will decide. As stated in our Eighth Tradition,
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a non-professional Fellowship.
We offer no definition or diagnostic criteria for codependence.
What we do offer from our experience are characteristic
attitudes and behaviors that describe what our codependent
histories have been like. We believe that recovery begins
with an honest self-diagnosis. We come to accept our
inability to maintain healthy and nurturing relationships with
others and ourselves. We begin to recognize that the cause
lay in longstanding destructive patterns of living .