A.A.®Guidelines from G.S.O
Alcoholic Anonymous has many A.A. members and service committees who are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholic 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. Public Information committee provides accurate A.A. information to the public when requested.
All District PI/CPC Chairpersons are members. The Committee Chairperson, Alternate Chairperson, and the Secretary/Treasurer are elected in Committee from current or rotating out PI/CPC District Chairpersons and past PI/CPC District Chairpersons, using the Third Legacy Procedure. Newly elected officers are presented for approval at the Area business meeting.
Offers a forum for the Districts to share their experience in carrying the A.A. message to the general public and to the professionals who, in their work, come in contact with alcoholics. Assist each other in the creation and operation of effective District PI/CPC Committees.
Holds quarterly meetings where Districts may share their experience. Each District submits a written report of District PI/CPC activities which becomes a part of the Committee minutes. Serves as a communication channel to and from the PI/CPC desks at G.S.O. Communicates with the Area Delegate. Presents a report of Committee activities orally at the Area business meeting and in written form for inclusion in the Area minutes. Provides the Area Finance Committee with an annual request for funds at budget time.
PI – The purpose of P.I. service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public when requested. PI committee visits schools, businesses and community meetings for this purpose.
PI committee also serves as a resource for our friends in the local media, emphasizing our Traditions of anonymity, singledness of purpose and non-affiliation, as well as offering A.A. public service announcements to radio and television stations.
Cooperation With The Professional Community
CPC – Members of these committees provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholic anonymous through their profession. This group includes Health Care professionals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders and industrial managers as well as those working in the field of alcoholism. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do.
PI/CPC GUIDELINES – Form MG-7
A.A. Guidelines are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members in the various areas. They also reflect guidance given through the Twelve Traditions and the General Service Conference (U.S. and Canada). In keeping with our Tradition of Autonomy, except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole, most decisions are made by the group conscience of the members involved. The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience… Read More
INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS
If You Are a Professional, A.A. Members Are Available to Cooperate with You. Health Care Professionals, Correctional Facilities Professionals, Treatment Facilities Professionals, Media and News Professionals, Employee Assistance Professionals