Concerned About their Drinking?

If someone you care about has a drinking problem, A.A. might have a solution for them. A.A. has helped more than two million alcoholics stop drinking. Recovery works through one alcoholic sharing their experience with another. A.A. is made up of alcoholics helping alcoholics recover. 

Al-Anon Family Groups is another Twelve Step program of recovery. Their members are made up of people concerned with someone’s drinking problem.

In Al-Anon, members have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar problems.

“Our Twelfth Step — carrying the message — is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society for alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been
given the truth may die.”
The A.A. Service Manual, “A.A.’s Legacy of Service,” page S1

Cooperating with nonalcoholic professionals is an effective way to carry the message to the sick alcoholic. Such people often meet the alcoholic in places where A.A. is not present. Through professionals, alcoholics may be reached who might otherwise never find the program, or they may be reached sooner with the help of informed
non-A.A.s. Here is a list of jobs and professions that C.P.C. committees have approached. Your committee may think of others: alcoholism or substance abuse counselors; armed forces officers, unit commanders or military chaplains; athletic coaches; corrections officers; court officials; educators; employers or employee assistance
professionals; health care professionals (doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist, etc.); clergypersons; judges; juvenile services professionals; law enforcement officers; lawyers (prosecutor, defense attorney); probation or parole professionals; professional students; public health officials; senior services professionals; social workers; union officials.

If You Are a Professional…
A Message to Corrections Professionals…
A.A. in Correctional Facilities
A.A. Video in Correctional Facilities
Faith Leaders Ask About A.A.
A.A. Video for Legal and Corrections Professionals
A.A. as a Resource For Drug & Alcohol Court Professionals
An Open Letter to Health Care Professionals
A.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional
A.A. Video for Healthcare Professionals
Is there a Problem Drinker in the Workplace?
A.A. Video for Employment/Human Resources Professionals
“What A.A. is and What It Is Not” for Treatment Facility Administrators and Professional Staff
Working with Students Attending Professional Schools
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