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Comprehensive Media Plan

AA's General Service Office plan for protecting anonymity and other issues when dealing with all forms of media in an evolving digital age. One of many agenda items at the 2023 General Service Conference.

The following are downloadable audio files from several presentations called Demystifying the Comprehensive Media Plan held in late 2022.

Videos Provided by AA World Services

AA World Services provides videos to find out more about AA via their website at

Young & Sober in A.A.: From Drinking to Recovery Video: Young and drinking too much? Through A.A., these young people got sober and found recovery.
A Group of People Just Like Me Video: Hear stories from A.A. members who got sober when they were young, and how young people's meetings helped them to quit drinking and to find a community of sober friends.
Young People's Animation Video Video: Too young to be an alcoholic? There is no such thing as being too young to get sober.
Alcoholics Anonymous Video: A member tells how Alcoholics Anonymous helped her to quit drinking at 17 and to find a community of sober friends at young people's meetings.
25 and Under Video: Listen to stories from A.A. members who got sober before they turned 25 as they tell what happened when they drank alcohol, and how Alcoholics Anonymous has changed their lives.
A.A. Video for Legal and Corrections Professionals Video: Three legal and corrections professionals describe the benefits of A.A. for clients and inmates, and how it can also serve as a vital resource for those in their field.
A New Freedom Video: A.A. in jails and prisons: even in correctional facilities, they found freedom from alcoholism through A.A.
On the Beach Video: These Alcoholics Anonymous members quit drinking young and found recovery through the 12 Steps.
Sobriety in A.A.: We made changes to stop drinking Video: Drinking problem? If you want to get sober, A.A. offers a solution. Alcoholics Anonymous helps alcoholics stop drinking - and live a better life - one day at a time.
Hope: Alcoholics Anonymous Video: Can A.A. help me stop drinking? Members explain how Alcoholics Anonymous works and what to expect in meetings.
Why Anonymous? Video: Why is anonymity important in A.A.? Learn how the principle of anonymity can offer a path to recovery for someone with a drinking problem.
A.A. Video for Employment/Human Resources Professionals Video: Three helping professionals describe how A.A. can benefit employees and also serve as a vital resource for those in the employment/HR/EAP field.
Sobriety in A.A.: Since getting sober, I have hope Video: Listen to one woman's story of how Alcoholics Anonymous gave her hope and helped her to live without drinking. (PI PSA)
A.A. Video for Healthcare Professionals Video: Three medical professionals describe how A.A. can help patients and also serve as a vital resource for those in the healthcare field.
Sobriety in A.A.: Opening doors to a life without drinking Video: Members talk about their experiences with alcohol and how A.A. helped them change their lives.

Books Provided By AA World Services

AA World Services provides a number of books online via their website at (Note: Some books are available in PDF format.)

The Big Book The basic text of A.A. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism.
The 12 & 12 Bill W.'s 24 essays on the Steps and the Traditions
A.A. Service Manual All of the basic service principles and procedures are outlined.

Other Literature Provided By AA World Services

AA World Services provides over 100 other articles via their website at

A.A. Answering Services Guidelines for operating a telephone and email answering service.
Archives Guidelines for collecting, preserving, and sharing the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship
Central or Intergroup Offices Guidelines for operating central or intergroup offices
Conferences, Conventions and Roundups Guidelines planning and running conferences, conventions and roundups
Cooperating with Court, D.W.I. and Similar Programs Guidelines for cooperating with court, D.W.I. and similar programs
Cooperation with the Professional Community Guidelines for cooperating with the health care professionals, lawyers, clergy and other professionals
Corrections Committees Guidelines for working with corrections facilities
Finance Guidelines for how to manage finances in A.A.
Internet Guidelines for A.A. on the internet
Literature Committees Guidelines literature committees
Public Information Guidelines for carrying the message by getting information about AA to the public
Treatment Committees Guidelines for working with treatment facilities
Accessibilities Workbook Workbook on making the A.A. message more accessible
Archives Workbook Workbook to help make the history of the organization accessible to A.A. members and other researchers
Cooperation with the Professional Community Workbook Workbook for cooperating with the health care professionals, lawyers, clergy and other professionals
Corrections Workbook Workbook for working with corrections facilities
Public Information Workbook Workbook for carrying the message by getting information about AA to the public
Treatment Committee Workbook Workbook for working with treatment facilities
A.A. at a Glance Ten facts about A.A.
A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous A brief introduction to A.A.
A.A. and the Armed Services Personal stories tell how men or women in the military - any rank, any age - can beat a drinking problem through A.A.
A.A. for the Black and African American Alcoholic Personal stories of finding sobriety and a new way of life in Alcoholics Anonymous.
A.A. for the Native North American Addressed to Native American A.A. members; also contains some of their stories.
A.A. for the Older Alcoholic - Never Too Late The stories of eight men and women who came to A.A. after 60
A.A. Group Treasurer Description of the role and responsibilities of a group treasurer.
A.A. Group Informal guide tells how a group works most effectively, how a new group can be started, and how each group can be linked to A.A. as a whole.
A.A. in Correctional Facilities Experience based on the functioning of A.A. groups in prisons, with institutional opinions recommending A.A. as a helpful ally.
A.A. in Treatment Settings Shares experience of treatment facility administrators and of A.A.s who have carried the message into these facilities.
A.A. in Your Community Help groups, central offices, and P.I. committees interpret A.A. to the community.
A.A. Member - Medications and Other Drugs Report from a group of doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. members share their experience with medications and other drugs.
A.A. Membership Survey Summarizes the latest survey of membership in the U.S. and Canada
A.A. Temporary Contact/Bridging the Gap Request Requesting a temporary A.A. contact upon your release from treament or prison
A.A. Temporary Contact/Bridging the Gap Volunteer Requesting to volunteer for the Bridging the Gap program
A.A. Tradition - How It Developed Bill W.'s 1946-47 Grapevine articles on the Traditions trace the evolution of principles for A.A. unity and growth.
A.A.'s Legacy of Service Bill W. describes the beginnings of group and general services, the origin of the Traditions, and the birth of the Conference.
A.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional Information about the Fellowship and describes some approaches that health care professionals use in referring problem drinkers to A.A.
Access to A.A.: Members Share on Overcoming Barriers The experience of A.A. members who are hearing and visually impaired, housebound chronically ill or disabled due to brain damage or stroke.
A.A. as a Resource For Drug & Alcohol Court Professionals How A.A. can be a resource. What A.A. does. What A.A. does not do.
Bridging the Gap Between Treatment and A.A. Through Contact Programs A program to help alcoholics transition from treatment to life on the outside.
Carrying the Message into Correctional Facilities Basic information for A.A.s who speak in correctional facilities.
Circles of Love and Service Outlines our service structure in full-color diagrams.
Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous Brief biographical sketches of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, together with their last major talks.
Do You Think You're Different? Speaks to newcomers who may wonder how A.A. can work for someone "different" - black or Jewish, teenager or nearing 80, plus nine other people who tell how the A.A. program has worked for them.
Frequently Asked Questions About A.A. - (Formerly 44 Questions) Answers the questions most frequently asked about A.A. by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends.
G.S.R. Your group's link to A.A. as a whole Outlines responsibilities and useful sources of information
General Service Offices, Central Offices, Intergroups, and Answering Services Overseas International A.A. contact information
How A.A. Members Cooperate With Professionals Answers specific queries on working within A.A. Traditions.
How It Works An excerpt from Chapter 5 of the Big Book
A.A. Preamble Traditional introduction at A.A. meetings
If You Are a Professional... Information for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics; explains how A.A.s and non-A.A.s can work together
Information and sign-up for "Outside" A.A. members Information about the Corrections Correspondence Service
Information on Alcoholics Anonymous Basic information about A.A. meetings
Inside A.A. - Understanding the Fellowship and its Services Explains the A.A. service structure in the U.S. and Canada
Is A.A. for Me? An illustrated, easy-to-read version of the 12 questions in "Is A.A. for You?"
Is A.A. for You? Symptoms of alcoholism are summed up in 12 questions
Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life? Explains the A.A. program as it affects anyone close to an alcoholic - spouse, family member, friend.
It Happened to Alice - How she faced a drinking problem Easy-to-read "comic book" style pamphlet for women alcoholics.
It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell Presents the experience of seven inmates who found A.A. while in prison
Let's Be Friendly With Our Friends Bill explains the importance of cooperating with doctors, social workers, etc.
LGBTQ Alcoholics in A.A. Excerpts from the experience, strength and hope of sober LGBTQ alcoholics point out that the tie that binds us all together is freedom from alcohol.
Many Paths to Spirituality A.A. is not religious. Everyone chooses their own spirituality
Member's-Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous Explains the A.A. program to social workers, counselors, physicians, and others in the alcoholism field.
Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous Introduction to A.A. for members of the clergy unfamiliar with the Fellowship
Memo to an Inmate Who May Be an Alcoholic A message from A.A.s who have themselves been inmates.
Message to Corrections Professionals Information about what A.A. is and can do and how groups function in a correctional facility.
Message to Teenagers How to tell when drinking is becoming a problem.
Newcomer Asks Answers 15 commonly asked questions about A.A.
Problems Other Than Alcohol Bill's thoughts on the status of drug addicts within A.A.
Questions and Answers on Sponsorship Answers 34 questions likely to be asked by persons seeking sponsors, persons wanting to be sponsors, and groups planning sponsorship activity
Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix Suggests ways of apportioning group contributions to support various service entities
Speaking at Non-A.A. Meetings Suggests what to say and how to say it when asked to speak to organizations outside the Fellowship of A.A.
The "God" Word: Agnostic and Atheist Members in A.A. A.A. is not a religious organization. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non-belief.
Is There a Problem Drinker in the Workplace? Gives a concise description of the help A.A. can offer to the alcoholic employee
This Is A.A. - An introduction to the A.A. recovery program Information for anyone who thinks he or she may have a problem with alcohol.
Too Young? Speaks directly to teenagers telling the varied drinking stories of six young people (13 to 18) and showing their welcome to A.A.
Twelve Concepts Illustrated Brief, easy-to-read text and clever illustrations make the Twelve Concepts for World Service clear and understandable.
Twelve Steps Illustrated An easy-to-read version of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.
Twelve Traditions Illustrated Presents both the spirit and the practical application of our 12 Traditions.
Understanding Anonymity Explains clearly what anonymity means both within and outside A.A.
What Happened to Joe Dramatic story of a young construction worker and his drinking problem
Where Do I Go From Here? We alcoholics stick together to overcome the disease of alcoholism.
Women in A.A. Relates the experiences of 12 women, all of whom are alcoholics who have found sobriety and a new way of life in A.A.
Young People and A.A. Ten Young A.A.'s - 16 to 27 - tell how the program works for them.
Your A.A. General Service Office Describes the services provided by your G.S.O.
Your D.C.M. - District Committee Member Outlines the responsibilities of the district committee member.
A.A. for Alcoholics with Mental Health Issues Relates the experiences of 12 women and men alcoholics coping with serious mental health issues who have found sobriety and a new way of life in A.A.
Concepts Checklist A starting point for discussion by groups, districts or areas about how effective they are
A.A. Fact Sheet Public information about A.A.
Frequently Asked Questions About A.A. Websites Answers to 14 questions about A.A. websites
Is Your Group Linked To A.A. As A Whole? Information about listing an A.A. group with A.A. worldwide
How To Conduct A Sharing Session Information about how to conduct a sharing session
The General Service Conference Structure (U.S. and Canada) A diagram of the structure of the A.A. organizaton in Canada and the US
Anonymity Online And Digital Media Guidelines for maintaining anonymity online
For Volunteers Staffing an A.A. Exhibit Guidelines for volunteers staffing an A.A. exhibit
Frequently Asked Questions on Practicing The Seventh Tradition At Virtual Meetings Answers 6 questions about the 7th Tradition at online meetings

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