May 23, 2020

CoDA Literature Description


Updated October 2022


  1. CoDA Book – Simply titled the CoDA Book, it contains in-depth readings on recovery, our Fellowship, common questions, and personal stories from codependents. Sometimes erroneously referred to as the CoDA Blue Book.
  2. CoDA Blue Book – Abridged Version – In-depth readings on recovery, our Fellowship, common questions, but without the personal stories. This edition is the same as the pocket edition but with larger print.
  3. CoDA Blue Book – Pocket Edition – In-depth readings on recovery, our Fellowship, common questions, but without the personal stories. This edition was printed in Canada.
  4. In This Moment Daily Meditation Book – Has a meditation for each day of the year, written by codependents for codependents. This book is the “printed in Canada” version. There are 2 meditations per page.
  5. Joy in the Journey: Recover With Color – A coloring book for codependents on our path towards recovery, using the steps, traditions, and promises.
  6. The Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions Workbook – Takes the reader through the Steps and Traditions with a brief explanation followed by a series of questions. For individual or group study.


  1. Affirmations & Prayers – Both the Prayers and Affirmation booklet bundled together. Perfect for a newcomer or birthday gift.
  2. Being of Service in CoDA – Practical examples of healthy service work essential to the continuation of any meeting and to CoDA as a whole. How to say “yes” to service work.
  3. Building CoDA Community: Healthy Meetings Matter – An overview of what a healthy meeting might look like.
  4. Common Threads of Codependency – Codependents talk about codependency, recovery, relapse and authenticity.
  5. Experiences with Crosstalk – Experience, strength, and hope on what crosstalk is and how some members deal with it.
  6. Making Choices – Offers guidance in recognizing how to make choices that support our recovery. Explores codependent and healthy behaviours.
  7. Newcomers Handbook – A detailed description of the CoDA program.
  8. Peeling the Onion – Characteristics of codependents revisited – codependents look at love, sex, & relationship addiction and avoidance.
  9. Sponsorship: What’s in it for Me? – Addresses both sides of sponsorship. Explains why we need sponsors and identifies some of the personal benefits gained from sponsoring others.
  10. The Twelve Piece Relationship Toolkit – The purpose of this booklet is to serve as a companion to CoDA’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Workbook in support of our Tradition Three, a desire for healthy and loving relationships.
  11. Tools for Recovery – Members share experience, strength & hope with different tools useful in their recovery.
  12. Traditionally Speaking: Finding Solutions – This booklet expands our understanding of CoDA’s Twelve Traditions. Members share their experience in applying the spiritual principles of CoDA meetings and service work to improve all their relationships: in CoDA, at home, at work, and everywhere.
  13. Twelve Service Concepts – The Twelve Service Concepts in depth.
  14. Twelve Steps Handbook – A detailed look at each of the Twelve Steps and how they apply to daily life.


  1. Am I Codependent? – Lists the patterns and characteristics of codependency and The Twelve Promises. New! Extended version.
  2. Attending Meetings – Explains how CoDA meetings work and how to participate.
  3. Communications and Recovery – A look at old patterns of communication & how healthier communication can be learned.
  4. Establishing Boundaries in Recovery – What are boundaries? This pamphlet explores different types of boundaries and offers guidance for establishing and maintaining them in a healthy way.
  5. Information For Professionals – An introduction to Co-Dependents Anonymous for professionals. Ideal for counsellors, doctors, or other professionals working in the recovery field.
  6. Sponsorship in CoDA – An overview of the principles of sponsorship.
  7. Step Pamphlets One to Twelve – Set of 12 pamphlets. Step one through to twelve.
  8. Using the Twelve Traditions – The Twelve Traditions explained.
  9. Welcome to Co-Dependents Anonymous – Includes the CoDA Welcome and the Twelve Steps. Perfect for the newcomer.
  10. What is CoDA? An Introduction to Co-Dependents Anonymous – Features a basic list of characteristics for self-evaluation.
  11. What is Codependency? A Checklist – A checklist of characteristics, behaviours, and attitudes that might be helpful. e.g. I must be “needed” in order to have a relationship with others.
  12. Your First Meeting – A pamphlet for clients of professionals and new members.

Other Resources:

  • Monthly Online Fellowship Forum:  These are Forums (similar to podcasts) that take place on Zoom on the last Saturday of each month and occasional mid-month weekends.  The content consists of 1 or more speakers discussing a variety of CoDA related topics. 

  • The Forums are recorded and can be found HERE.  

  • To receive email reminders of upcoming Forums please sign up HERE OR send an email to [email protected].