Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC)
Members of Alcoholics Anonymous are anonymous, but the organization is not.
Committees are established at the Provincial / District / City levels to inform the public where AA can be found.
The Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee was established to act as a resource for; and to cooperate with, those who contact the alcoholic in their daily work.
AA's Position in the Field of Alcoholism
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of men and women who help each other to maintain sobriety and whom offer to share their recovery experiences freely with others who may have a drinking problem. The AA program consists basically of Twelve Steps designed for personal recovery from alcoholism.
The fellowship functions through approximately 97,000 groups in more than 144 countries. Some 2,000,000 alcoholics have achieved sobriety in AA, but members recognize that their program is not always effective with all alcoholics and that some may require professional counseling or treatment.
AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the fellowship for help. The movement does not engage in the fields of research or medical or psychiatric treatment, and does not endorse any causes, although AA members may participate in such activities as individuals.
The movement has adopted a policy of co-operation but non-affiliation with organizations concerned with the problem of alcoholism.
Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee
- Providing speakers for information sessions on AA
- Meeting informally with groups of professionals
- Providing literature and audio/visual materials to professional staffs
- Providing literature and audio/visual materials for patients/clients
- Providing a link to AA groups in the community for patients/clients
- Attending open AA meetings or local Round-ups with professionals
- How AA Members Cooperate
- If You Are A Professional
- AA in your Community
- This is AA