Welcome to Los Angeles Co-Dependents Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.


These Patterns and Characteristics of Codependence are offered as a tool to aid in self-evaluation. They may be particularly helpful to newcomers as they begin to understand codependency. They may aid those who have been in recovery a while to determine what traits still need attention and transformation. The extended list, Recovery Patterns, includes healthy behaviors found in recovery.

Some have found the CoDA pamphlet Am I Codependent? to be helpful as they evaluate themselves:

The Am I Codependent pamphlet also answers the following questions:

  • How do CoDA, Al-Anon and Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families differ from one another?
  • Does CoDA give recommendations for books, therapists, treatment centers or hospitals that treat codependency?
  • To belong to CoDA, does one have to believe in God?


CoDA's suggested program of recovery includes attending meetings, fellowship, sponsorship, literature, service work, and working the CoDA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions.

It is suggested that newcomers attend 6 different meetings before deciding if CoDA is for them, as the meetings vary in format and focus. (Find a meeting)

We've all learned to survive life, but in CoDA, we are learning to live it.

~CoDA's Preamble