Early C.A. Sobriety Coin

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Early C.A. Sobriety Coin (1983-1987) created by the Northern California fellowship. Later in March 1987 at the 3rd World Service Conference, delegates voted between the CALA logo and the logo that Northern California created. The CALA logo won and is the same C.A. logo used today.

Johnny S. was asked to come up with three words to epitomize the spirit of Cocaine Anonymous. Originally it was “Hope, Faith and Willingness.” But “Willingness” was too long. At the time, Johnny was listening to a speech by John F. Kennedy about having courage to do difficult things in your life. Johnny decided that the word “Courage” was appropriate because it fit nicely in the circle, and he felt “it took courage to walk into the doors of C.A.”

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