Cooperation with the Professional Community


I’m Sarah, your new Area CPC Chair, and am very excited about this new accountability.  I just finished my rotation as DCM of District 18 and had a very energetic CPC Chair, Claire D. who really sparked my interest in this position.  Her work with the medical/health communities in our district was really inspiring and created some real inroads for AA in that profession.

As a new chair I’m learning a lot.  I was able to give a presentation to a group of therapists at Santo Domingo Pueblo last week with the new D-18 CPC chair Patty B, and we had a real nice talk with them, educating them on AA and forging a cooperative relationship with them.  They are very supportive of AA.  My recommendation to the new CPC chairs is to jump in.  Don’t go to the hardest professionals you can imagine.  Go to those you know are friends of AA first, be prepared, be flexible, share from your heart and experience, be suppportive, educate.  Expand from there.

I am available to support new district CPC Chairs, and DCMs who do not have CPC chairs yet.

I look forward to this service position and to finding ways of carrying this message to alcoholics who still suffer.

In grateful service,

Sarah F, Area CPC Chair

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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.


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


Does Your Doctor Know – Letter to Doctor