A.A. works with Treatment Centres to help alcoholics transition to a sober life. Since its beginning in 1935, the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous has cooperated with treatment facilities. Bill W. himself was a product of a treatment facility - Towns Hospital in New York City. After he had finally put together several months of sobriety, Bill returned to Towns to try to work with other alcoholics. This was the beginning of A.A.'s Twelfth Step work in hospitals. A.A. helps the alcoholics in treatment centres with activities such as:
You can reach A.A. by phone or email. Contact info is listed on the Contact Us page.
There is a great deal of information about Treatment Centre work provided by A.A. World Services via their site at aa.org. Information here may be helpful.
|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.|
|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. Temporary Contact/Bridging the Gap Request||Requesting a temporary A.A. contact upon your release from treament or prison|
|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.|
|Bridging the Gap Between Treatment and A.A. Through Contact Programs||A program to help alcoholics transition from treatment to life on the outside.|
|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.|
|Problems Other Than Alcohol||Bill's thoughts on the status of drug addicts within A.A.|
|Where Do I Go From Here?||We alcoholics stick together to overcome the disease of alcoholism.|
A.A.'s collective experience gives us some insights about how to carry the message into Treatment Centres. There is lots of information provided by AA World Services via their site at aa.org. The material listed here may be of help.
|Treatment Committees||Guidelines for working with treatment facilities|
|Treatment Committee Workbook||Workbook for working with treatment facilities|
|A.A. Temporary Contact/Bridging the Gap Volunteer||Requesting to volunteer for the Bridging the Gap program|