PURPOSE: Corrections committee members carry the A.A. message to the confined alcoholic who wants to live sober, one day at a time. Through a corrections committee working with corrections personnel, alcoholics are reached who might never otherwise find the A.A. program. An active corrections committee is a vital link to prisons and jails, providing professionals and other workers in correctional facilities with information about A.A., literature, and guidelines for setting up A.A. groups on the inside. 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.

Cooperation with the professional community is an objective of A.A., and has been since our beginnings. We are always seeking to strengthen and expand our communication with you, and we welcome your comments and suggestions. They help us to work more effectively with you in achieving our common purpose: to help the alcoholic who still suffers.

The Corrections Correspondence Service links A.A. members who are incarcerated with A.A. members on the outside so that both can share their experience, strength, and hope with each other. For inmates, it’s a way to get valuable guidance in staying sober through the A.A. program and a sense of the A.A. Fellowship. For “outside” members, it’s a way to take part in corrections work even if they don’t live near a facility. Many find it to be immensely rewarding service work.

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.”

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