Accessibilities & Treatment


PURPOSE:  The primary purpose of a Treatment Committee is the same throughout the United States and Canada, to carry the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers. There is probably no better place for an A.A. member to find a suffering alcoholic than in a treatment facility or outpatient treatment setting. According to the A.A. 2014 Membership Survey, 32% of our members cited treatment facilities as a factor most responsible for them coming to A.A. Carrying the message to alcoholics in treatment is basic Twelfth Step work—sharing experience, strength and hope—giving it away in order to keep it! Email

A.A. Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are available in both video and audio formats (for television and radio broadcast), as well as other materials specifically for young people and for professionals working with alcoholics. Click here.

Shares experience of treatment facility administrators and of A.A.s who have carried the message into these facilities.

This information sheet is both for people who may have a drinking problem and for those in contact with people who have, or are suspected of having, a problem. Most of the information is available in more detail in literature published by A.A. World Services, Inc. This sheet tells what to expect from Alcoholics Anonymous. It describes what A.A. is, what A.A. does, and what A.A. does not do.

Explains clearly what anonymity means both within and outside A.A.


“Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before  personalities.”

For writers and editors. Ready-to-file folder provides detailed information on A.A., its program, and its Traditions.


This booklet has been prepared to help provide basic informational material on the A.A. Fellowship, and in response to requests for data in a ready reference format.

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