For Professionals and Others Seeking Information About Alcoholics Anonymous


For further information on what Alcoholics Anonymous« is and what it is not, on what it does and does not offer, you can check out this link to the AA World Services home page.  There you will find more extensive information on what to expect from AA.

If you are a legal or healthcare professional (physician, psychologist, attorney, judge, probation officer, parole officer, healthcare caseworker, therapist, etc ) seeking to refer a client to Alcoholics Anonymous, you will find important information, which we urge you to read first, at the links listed below. If you are a member of the media, we also urge you to consult this material. Likewise, if you are a student assigned to study AA or write a paper about it, you would do well to study this material first.

Please keep in mind that AA's promise of anonymity to members and prospective members is an important issue and can affect their chances of getting and staying sober.  We ask you to remember and respect this if you attend a meeting yourself, and to keep the identities of individuals you see or meet there to yourself. 

You may also find this information by visiting the official website of Alcoholics Anonymous, which offers translations of the material in French (en franšais) and Spanish (en espa˝ol)