Chronic Pain Anonymous (CPA) is a fellowship of men and women who support each other to recover from the disabling effects of chronic pain and chronic illness.  They state that “The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the emotional and spiritual debilitation of chronic pain and chronic illness.”  CPA was started in 2004 by Dale L. and Barry in Baltimore. They follow a twelve-step methodology and provide local meetings but also meetings that can be attended from home.