The Different Types of CoDA Meetings

Speaker Meeting: This type of meeting features a story of recovery shared by one individual. These speakers share their experience, strength, and hope in recovery. The meeting may or may not include open sharing after the speaker, depending on the length of story shared by the speaker.

Open Share Meeting: This style meeting often has no topic or individual speaker, giving members an opportunity to share their experience, strength, and hope on any subject of their recovery.

Topic Share Meeting: This type of meeting opens with the facilitator or a member of the group suggesting a specific topic, i.e. the Steps, setting boundaries, sponsorship, etc. The facilitator will usually begin the sharing.

Step Meeting: In this style of meeting, the group uses our conference approved CoDA Literature or the CoDA Book. The group may elect to read a portion of the material outloud and then have a sharing extension.

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