Cooperation with the Professional Community


PURPOSE:  C.P.C. committees inform professionals and future professionals about A.A.— what we are, where we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do. They attempt to establish better communication between A.A.s and professionals, and to find simple, effective ways of cooperating without affiliating. Email

A.A. Information for Professionals -- A.A. communicates with professionals such as: doctors or other health care professionals, members of the clergy, law enforcement or court officials, educators, social workers, alcoholism counselors, therapists, or others who deal with problem drinkers in the course of their work. Click here for more information.

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.

For Judges, attorneys, probation officers, court-appointed counselors and other referring professionals, this sheet describes how Alcoholics Anonymous can be a resource, what A.A. does, and what A.A. does not do.

Cooperation With the Professional Community (C.P.C.) committees have accumulated much experience cooperating

with professionals in ways that preserve the letter and the spirit of A.A.’s Twelve Traditions. This pamphet describes how How A.A. Members Cooperate With Professionals -- Cooperation, but not affiliation.

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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