Cooperation with the Professional Community

Chair – Mikel W.

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Latest News:

The March assembly is almost here. I am looking forward to meeting all of you. We will be discussing some of the agenda items for CPC at our committee meeting. Discussion topics will include ” The talks to the medical societies by Bill W.”. “If you are a professional “. ” Is there an alcoholic in the work place”. “How A.A. cooperate with professionals”. And contents of the CPC kit. The above mentioned pamphlet should be found in your CPC kit. Lots to do in 50 minutes, we will simply do our best.

Thank you all

How can I be of service

Mikel W.

CPC chair Area 46

In 1942, members from San Francisco brought the first A.A. meeting into San Quentin Prison at the request of Warden Clinton T. Duffy. This example led to A.A.’s cooperation with the court system, including direct communications with judges and parole and probation officials. The sole purpose of this Twelfth Step work, then and now was to carry A.A.s message to the still-suffering alcoholic. To fulfill that purpose, A.A.s have learned how to share A.A. information with the court system.


Cooperation with the Professional Community Mission Statement 2014

The Mission of the Area 46 Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee is to provide information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes health care professionals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, government officials, 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.

Action Plan

  1. Compile a list of professionals.
  2. Work with one group of professionals at a time.
  3. Make initial contact by letter, phone or face to face.
  4. Offer to come and talk about what AA is and what it is not.
  5. Offer to take a professional to an open AA meeting.
  6. Provide AA literature describing our program of recovery.
  7. Discuss issues that are targeting to a specific profession.
  8. Discuss issues that might help the professional to understand a certain aspect of AA.
  9. Stress our eagerness to the professional to act as a resource to the recovering Alcoholic.



Have you heard about the “Does Your Doctor Know” program?

Associated files are available for download below.

Does Your Doctor Know – Flyer

Does Your Doctor Know – Instructions

Does Your Doctor Know – Kit Contents

Does Your Doctor Know – Letter to Doctor