Treatment Committee

EXTENDING THE HAND OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Treatment facilities committees are formed to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics in treatment facilities, and to set up means of “Bridging the Gap” from the facility to an A.A. group in the individual’s community.

BASIC COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS

The purpose of Treatment Committee is to assist members to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to Treatment Facilities and outpatient settings. The Active Treatment Committee provides information about A.A. as well as literature and guidelines for setting up A.A. meetings in treatment facilitates and outpatient settings.

Treatment settings may include; treatment facilities, hospitals, psychiatric wards, nursing homes, youth noncorrectional facilities, shelters, halfway houses, veteran facilities, senior centers, etc.

The Treatment Committee is in contact with District Committee members who will link with members in their district who are willing to extend the hand of A.A. to those released to their community after completion of a treatment facility program. The following form for signing-up for this program is available:

  • Bridging the Gap Form [pdf]: for those leaving a treatment facility who want some help getting to the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Bridging the Gap Form (Submittable)This form can be completed online and sent directly to the Chair of the BC/Yukon A.A. Treatment Committee Chair.

COMMITTEE CHAIR

The Treatment 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 Treatment Committee Chair, e-mail: treatment@bcyukonaa.org

FURTHER INFORMATION

The links below are to pages on A.A.'s World Services Website (www.aa.org) from which the following resources may be accessed:

Treatment Facilities Workbook [pdf]

A.A. Guidelines for Treatment Facilities Committees [pdf]



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