Cooperation with the Professional Community (C.P.C.) Committee


The purposes of the committee are:

  • To attempt to establish better communication between A.A.s and professionals, and to find simple, effective ways of cooperating without affiliating.
  • To bring the A.A. message to professionals, and students, at professional schools in the community, helping them understand how and why A.A. works.

A.A. has always valued friends in all professional fields. These associations have been mutually beneficial and completely in keeping with the A.A. Traditions. Cooperating with non-alcoholic professionals is an effective way to carry the message to the sick alcoholic, as they may be reached sooner with the help of informed non-A.A.s.


  • Provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes health care professionals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, government officials as well as those working in the field of alcoholism.
  • Inform this group of professionals about where we are, what we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do.
  • Work in cooperation with the Corrections, Public Information and Treatment/Special Needs/Accessibilities Committees.


The Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee Chair is an appointed position on the General Service Committee. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson, please see the following Job Description.

To contact the Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee Chair, e-mail:


The link below is to the Cooperation With the Professional Community page on A.A.'s World Services Website ( ) from which the following resources may be accessed.

To access the CPC page click here.

  • A.A. Guidelines on Cooperation with the Professional Community
  • A.A. Guidelines on Court DUI and similar programs
  • How A.A. Members Cooperate With Professionals
  • C.P.C. Workbook
  • C.P.C. Special Literature Package
  • Information on Alcoholics Anonymous
  • About A.A. - Newsletter for Professionals
  • Let's Be Friendly With Our Friends
  • A.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional
  • A Message to Correctional Professionals
  • A.A. as a Resource for Drug & Alcohol Court Professionals
  • Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Is There an Alcoholic in the Workplace?
  • Problems Other Than Alcohol
  • This Is A.A.
  • A.A. at a Glance
  • A.A. Fact File
  • A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous
  • A Member's-Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W., Co-founder of A.A.
  • C.P.C. Kit Contents