Public Information and Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC)

Bring the A.A. message to professionals and to students at professional schools in your community,

helping them to understand how and why A.A. works.

(See AA Service Manual for more specific details on this position)

"Many thousands of alcoholics owe their lives to a nonalcoholic professional — a medical doctor, psychiatrist, counselor, law enforcement official, member of the clergy — who was knowledgeable enough about alcoholism to recognize the illness and take the actions that would cut through the alcoholic’s denial and start him or her on the road to recovery. Often, nonalcoholics are able to help drunks long before they might have reached Alcoholics Anonymous. For example, in the 2001 A.A. Membership Survey, 27% of those surveyed identified courts, counseling agencies, and health care providers as a factor “most responsible for members coming to A.A.”


A.A. members cooperate with the professional community as individuals and through committees on Cooperation With the Professional Community (C.P.C.).  Sober alcoholics make themselves available to take people to meetings, serve as temporary or longterm sponsors, speak at informational events, and provide a variety of other services to carry the message.

Professionals who get involved with the A.A. Fellowship sometimes find not only that their work has been made easier, but also that their lives have been enhanced by A.A. principles."

-- From the Spring 2004 issue of About AA, A Newsletter for Professionals.

Join us and help carry the AA message!  You can help with this important service work.  Public information (PI) and Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) are important avenues for delivering the message of hope & recovery to the alcoholic who still suffers.

If you are looking for service work, have contacts in a professional community, media contacts or experience, or are just curious about PI/CPC, help get the message out.

Please join us!  No experience necessary, just a desire to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety

For information or to get involved please contact:

Heather E. @ 703-939-5873 or

Link to Alcoholics Anonymous publication M-41I - Cooperation With the Professional Community Workbook