Cooperation with the Professional Community

Chair – Lawrence M.

The purposed of CPC committees is to 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.

Cooperating with nonalcoholic professionals is an effective way to carry the message to the sick alcoholic. Such people often meet the alcoholic in places where A.A. is not present. Through professionals, alcoholics may be reached who might otherwise never find the program, or they may be reached sooner with the help of informed non‑A.A.s.

Below is a link to information related to CPC:




AA Fact File

Speaking at Non-AA Meetings

Cooperating with Court, D.W.I. and Similar Programs

Public Information

Relationship Between A.A. & Al-Anon

For A.A. Members Employed in the Alcoholism Field

Cooperation with the Professional Community

Accessibility for All Alcoholics 

Contents of CPC Community Kit

For more information, please contact Area 46 CPC Chair at or General Service Office of AA in New York City.