(adapted from an email from Alcoholics Anonymous)
In Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) we are always seeking to strengthen and expand our communication with professionals. Those who work or support with problem drinkers share a common purpose with A.A: to help those people stop drinking and lead a healthy, productive life.
A.A is a non profit, self-supporting, entirely independent fellowship – ‘not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution.’ A.A as an organisation and fellowship is in a position to serve as a resource to you through its policy of “cooperation but not affiliation” with the professional community.
The Free Event
17th May 9.30 – 12.30pm Patrick Geddes Centre, Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket Edinburgh EH1 2PG
The aim of this event is provide some insight into Alcoholics Anonymous and how our 12 step programme and meetings can help problem drinkers recover from alcoholism. You’ll hear about the free services we can provide to those involved with problem drinkers and how we provide talks and literature for Schools, Colleges Universities, other Agencies and Employers.
- 9.30am – Join us for some refreshments and networking. There will be literature available to take away and members available to discuss any questions.
- 10.00am – There will be a presentation about the free services that A.A offers to professionals and how these are already working successfully.
- 10.30am – You will have a unique opportunity to observe an AA meeting. This will be a live demonstration meeting run as it would normally be held at any group. The participants will all be A.A members who have agreed to their meeting being open to observation. There will be a Q&A with the delegates.
- 11.30am – Members will be available to talk with individuals about our key service areas, Health & Social Care, Criminal Justice Education and Young People.
- 12.30pm close
Who should attend?
Anyone interested to know more about A.A, how it works and how we can support Professionals .Those who come into contact with problem drinkers, those studying in a field linked to alcohol related issues, anyone managing an employee support function and those working in education or supporting young people and the community.
More about AA
A.A in the UK has more than 60 years of experience involving thousands of problem drinkers and alcoholics therefore has first hand experience with all kinds of people in all phases of active alcoholism and recovery. Our service to those seeking help is totally confidential and our membership remains anonymous.
Would Like to attend?
drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll book your place
Yours in Fellowship
Public Information Liaison
Edinburgh & Midlothian Intergroup