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Accessibilities & Treatment Committee

Group therapy


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!

Accessibilities and Treatment committees

Accessibilities Committees explore, develop, and offer resources to alcoholics with significant barriers to receiving the Alcoholics Anonymous message and to participating in our program of recovery.  We want A.A. to be available to all alcoholics who reach out for it.

Members of Treatment Committees work to carry the A.A. message into treatment settings where suffering alcoholics, and the professionals who treat them, may be introduced to A.A.

Additional Resources


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


Basic information on A.A. both for those who think they may have a drinking problem and for those who come in contact with them.


Understanding Anonymity explains clearly what anonymity means within and outside of A.A.


Thoughts on the status of those addicted to drugs and other substances within A.A. are as timely as when they appeared in a 1958 Grapevine.

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