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)


Los Angeles CoDA is hosting the 2020 SoCal CoDA Conference. Members from Desert CoDA, The Valley CoDA Community, CoDA en Espanol, Orange County CoDA, San Diego CoDA and other Southern California CoDA meetings will come together in LA for recovery.

There will be workshops, speakers, activities, meetings and fellowship.

The 2020 SoCal Conference committee is looking for people interested in being of service in any capacity - from chairing a subcommittee to facilitating a workshop to putting away chairs.

The committee plans to use online tools and phone conferencing for meetings, so anyone (regardless of distance or mobility) is welcome to be of service.


Submit your name and info on the 2020 Conference Service Interest Form

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

~CoDA's Preamble