Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC)
CPC committees provide information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This includes health care professionals, educators, faith leaders, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, industrial managers, government officials, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do.
CPC Service Includes:
- Holding workshops for members who want to learn about CPC Twelfth Step service and how to share information about Alcoholics Anonymous with professionals they may come in contact with in their daily lives.
- Contact local professional schools that train future health care, legal/correctional, or human resources/employment professionals and offer to do AA presentations.
- Invite local professionals to a meal with a presentation explaining how AA can be a resource.
- Contact local court professionals and offer AA presentations.
- Contact military bases or VA facilities in our area to offer a presentation or meeting.
- Contact local physicians, hospitals, and clinics and arrange for AA literature to be available in their waiting rooms and develop a plan for how to keep the literature stocked.
- Utilize the About AA newsletter in your CPC contacts with professionals.
- Invite professionals and professional students to attend an open meeting.
- Contact local professional organizations and offer AA presentations and/or investigate opportunities to have an AA table/exhibit at their meetings or conferences.
- Create a display for use at professional meetings and conferences.