Co-Dependents Anonymous

(link to the international website)

Updated 17th of Mar 2024

Welcome to Finland's Co-Dependents Anonymous website!

Welcome to Co-Dependents Anonymous Helsinki, 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. We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of our program and guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. In CoDA, we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding, and we allow others the same privilege.
This renewal process is a gift of healing for us. By actively working the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous, we can each realize a new joy, acceptance and serenity in our lives.

Our meetings are held


Unpaired Fridays at 6.15 - 7.45 p.m.

Sturenkatu 12, 00510 Helsinki

Note! No meeting at Easter Friday 29th Of March! Stadin yhteisötalo Hanna, enter the gate from the Sturenkatu side

Sunday Skype-meeting at 8.00 - 9.30 p.m. EET

To attend Skype meeting send a message "join a meeting" 15 min before the meeting to "Fincoda Skype". In Finnish.

We speak Finnish and English and all are welcome to share in the language they are most comfortable communicating with.

The Twelve Steps

Step One
We admitted we were powerless over others - that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step Two
Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step Three
Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understood God.

Step Four
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Fifth Step
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step Six
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step Seven
Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

Step Eight
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step Nine
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step Ten
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

Step Eleven
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.

Step Twelve
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other codependents, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.