BC Yukon AA for Professionals

Information for Professionals Supporting Alcoholics

What Is A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Information For Professionals

Professionals who work with alcoholics share a common purpose with Alcoholics Anonymous: to help the alcoholic stop drinking and lead a healthy, productive life. We can serve as an ongoing support system for recovering alcoholics, sharing personal experience with alcoholism.

A.A. is considered by many professionals to be a valuable resource for alcoholics who want help. When there is a good working relationship between A.A. members in the community and professionals who see alcoholics in the course of their work, , the sick alcoholic is the winner – they get the help they need from both.

Resources for Professionals

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. A.A. communicates with professionals such as: doctors and other health care professionals, members of the clergy, law enforcement and court officials, educators, social workers, alcoholism counselors, therapists, and others who deal with problem drinkers in the course of their work.

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Ten facts about A.A.
p-42_abriefguidetoaa1.jpgA Brief Guide to A.A.

A brief introduction to A.A.
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Report from a group of doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. members share their experience with medications and other drugs.
p-2_faqAboutAA.jpgFrequently Asked Questions About A.A.

Answers the questions most frequently asked about A.A. by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends.
p-23_aaasaresourceforhcp1.gifA.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional

Information about the Fellowship and describes some approaches that health care professionals use in referring problem drinkers to A.A.
smf-177_en.gifAlcoholics Anonymous as a Resource For Drug & Alcohol Court Professionals

How A.A. can be a resource for Drug & Alcohol Court Professionals. What A.A. does. What A.A. does not do.
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Answers specific queries on working within A.A. Traditions.
p-46_ifyouareaprofessional.gif If You are a Professional

Information for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics; explains how A.A.s and non-A.A.s can work together
f-2_InfoonAA1.gifInformation on Alcoholics Anonymous

Basic information about A.A. meetings
p-41_amemberseyeviewofaa_Page_01A Member’s Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous

Explains the A.A. program to social workers, counselors, physicians, and others in the alcoholism field.
Faith Leaders Ask About Alcoholics AnonymousFaith Leaders Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous

Introduction to A.A. for members of the clergy unfamiliar with the Fellowship
p-20_AMessagetoCorrProf.jpgA Message to Corrections Professionals

Information about what A.A. is and can do and how groups function in a correctional facility.
p-54_isthereanaaintheworkplace_Page_1Is There a Problem Drinker in the Workplace?

Gives a concise description of the help A.A. can offer to the alcoholic employee

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