Information for Professionals


Professionals who work with alcoholics share a common purpose with Alcoholics Anonymous: to help the alcoholic stop drinking and lead a healthy, productive life. We can serve as a source of personal experience with alcoholism as an ongoing support system for recovering alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous has many A.A. members and service committees who are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholics Anonymous.

A.A. has a long history of cooperating but not affiliating with outside organizations and being available to provide A.A. meetings or information about A.A. upon request.

A.A. communicates with professionals such as: doctors or other healthcare professionals, members of the clergy, law enforcement or court officials, educators, social workers, alcoholism counsellors, therapists, or others who deal with problem drinkers in the course of their work.

A.A Bristol Professionals Day

AA in Bristol engages with interested parties from across all social sectors where alcoholism rears it’s ugly head causing; Health, Domestic, Behavioural, Financial & Criminal deprivation.    

We organise events where invited Professionals will speak of their experiences on matters concerning Alcoholism; and others will attend as the audience.

Recovered Alcoholics will share their experience of how Alcoholism affected them personally, how AA gave them the space and inertia to quit drinking, rebuild their lives and become useful members of the community. This is followed up by a question and answer session.

These events are free – interested parties may sign up for our newsletters; enabling us to send out invitations to attend or speak at these annual events.

To sign up please use the link below.

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The video below features Doctors expressing their views on Alcoholism and AA.

They are friends of AA who have found our program of recovery useful in their work. 


© Video posted with kind permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.


Link to other AA videos for Professionals