If you are a Health Care Professional, Correctional or Treatment Facility Professional, Media/News Professional, Employee Assistance Professional, Educator, Clergy Member, Counselor, Social Worker or Student and would like more information on A. A.; this page is for you. In addition to other information available to the public, below are links leading to information geared toward professionals interested in learning about Alcoholics Anonymous as a resource.


Information For Professionals

If You Are a Professional, A.A. Members Are Available to Cooperate with You

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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.
For professionals working with people who have special needs we have A.A. material and literature in Braille, videos in American Sign Language, easy-to-read pamphlets, and much more.
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Alcoholics Anonymous
P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station
New York, New York 10163
(212) 870 3400

Outside the United States and Canada, please contact the A.A. General Service Office found in the section "International General Service Offices."

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Anonymity Letter to Media

General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

June 1, 2017

A Note of Thanks and a
Request for Continued Cooperation.

Anonymity Letter to Media from the
General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

From time to time we write our friends in the media to thank them for helping us observe our long-standing tradition of anonymity for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. 

First, let us express our deep gratitude to you. From the beginning of A.A. in 1935, its members have recognized that word-of-mouth is not sufficient by itself to carry the program's message of hope and recovery to the many people still suffering from alcoholism. The media has been a vital part of this effort, and today we estimate that there are more than 2 million successfully recovering members of Alcoholics Anonymous in more than 180 countries. 

Second, we respectfully request that you continue to cooperate with us in maintaining the anonymity of A.A. members. The principle of anonymity is a basic tenet of our fellowship. Those who are reluctant to seek our help may overcome their fear if they are confident that their anonymity will be respected. In addition, and perhaps less understood, our tradition of anonymity acts as a restraint on A.A. members, reminding us that we are a program of principles, not personalities, and that no individual A.A. member may presume to act as a spokesman or leader of our fellowship. If an A.A. member is identified in the media, we ask that you please use first names only (e.g., Bob S. or Alice F.) and that you not use photographs or electronic images in which members’ faces may be recognized. 

Again, we thank you for your continued cooperation. Those who wish to know more about our fellowship are welcome to visit the “Press/Media” section of  We hope you will take a moment to watch a brief video on why anonymity remains a vital principle in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Our fellowship does not comment on matters of public controversy, but we are happy to provide information about A.A. to anyone who seeks it.


Public Information Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous