If you are a professional looking for information about Alcoholics Anonymous:
Alcoholics Anonymous has many A.A. members and service committees who are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. has a long history of cooperating but not affiliating with outside organizations and being available to provide A.A. meetings or information about A.A. upon request.
Many thousands of alcoholics owe their lives to a non-alcoholic professional – a medical doctor, psychiatrist, counselor, law enforcement official, member of the clergy – who was knowledgeable enough about alcoholism to recognize the illness and take the actions that would cut through the alcoholic’s denial and start him on the road to recovery. Often, non-alcoholics are able to help drunks long before they might have reached Alcoholics Anonymous on their own. For example, the 2001 AA Membership Survey published in the 2004 Spring issue of About AA, A Newsletter for Professionals, 27% of those surveyed identified courts, counseling agencies, and healthcare providers as the factor “most responsible for members coming to AA”.
You might have patients, clients, employees, students or members of your congregation who have, or may have, a drinking problem. Perhaps they or their family members have come to you for guidance. Even if you have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (“AA”), you may have questions about “how it works” or what AA does or doesn’t do, and you want to find out more information about our Fellowship before you refer anyone to us. We would be pleased to provide additional information regarding AA.
As a Professional you may request further information from our Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our CPC chairperson can arrange to:
- Send informational materials about Alcoholics Anonymous.
- Accompany you or a client to an open AA meeting.
- Provide you with a local meeting schedule.
- Present you and/or your staff with an overview of Alcoholics Anonymous.
- Refer you to other outreach activities provided by Alcoholics Anonymous.