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.
A.A. at a glance
Ten facts about A.A.
A Brief Guide to A.A.
A brief introduction to A.A.
The A.A. Member – Medications & Other Drugs
Report from a group of doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. members share their experience with medications and other drugs.
Frequently 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.
A.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.
Alcoholics 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.
How A.A. Members Cooperate with Professionals
Answers specific queries on working within A.A. Traditions.
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
Information on Alcoholics Anonymous
Basic information about A.A. meetings
A 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 Anonymous
Introduction to A.A. for members of the clergy unfamiliar with the Fellowship
A Message to Corrections Professionals
Information about what A.A. is and can do and how groups function in a correctional facility.
Is There a Problem Drinker in the Workplace?
Gives a concise description of the help A.A. can offer to the alcoholic employee