Chair- Paul P.
Treatment Committee Report- May 2017
Hello Area 46,
I have just a few notes on what has been going on in treatment. I still have not had any groups offer to take a meeting into MATS in Albuquerque on Saturday evening but we are still trying. If your group or District is interested in taking on a treatment commitment please let me know! If you looking for background information on treatment there is downloadable literature on the GSO website. We also have a list of treatment facilities on the New Mexico AA website www.nm-aa.org if you are looking for a facility that might like a group to take meetings into. You never know unless you ask! We did have an issue with coordinating meetings between a couple groups on when and where they were taking meetings. No harm was done but it does show that we could benefit from having an updated list of groups and meetings. We have talked about it for years but it is a fluid situation and I have found it difficult to coordinate. Maybe the next treatment chair will have better luck getting something like that setup. Give me a call or email anytime if you have anything you would like to discuss. Keep up the good service work everyone!
“Many happy sober A.A. members have found that the best cure for a “dry drunk” or a self-pity binge is working with another still-suffering alcoholic. Seeing other alcoholics recover, whenever they do, is almost as great a reward as our own sobriety.!” (A.A. in Treatment Settings Brochure)
The list of treatment centers may not show every center. The list does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by Alcoholics Anonymous, AA World Services, Inc., or The AA Grapevine, Inc.
Basic Functions of Treatment Committees
1. With approval of administration, takes A.A. meetings into treatment settings
2. Encourages group participation. In some areas each group has a representative on the Treatment Committee at the District level.
3. Coordinates temporary contact programs, such Bridge the Gap.
4. Arranges purchase and distribution of literature for groups and meetings.
Helpful Information Related to Treatment Facilities
Treatment Committee Workbook A.A. in Treatment Facilities
Serving Alcoholics with Special Needs
Carrying the A.A. Message to the Deaf Alcoholic
New Mexico A.A. Temporary Contact/Bridging the Gap Request
New Mexico A.A. Temporary Contact/Bridging the Gap Volunteer
The A.A. Member – Medications & Other Drugs
A Newcomer Asks
A Brief Guide to A.A.
Problems Other than Alcohol
Where Do I Go From Here?
Primary Purpose Card
The A.A. Group
Questions and Answers on Sponsorship