Treatment & Accessibilities Committee


Treatment Committee Kit

For A.A.s serving on treatment committees, this workbook offers shared experience on honoring the Traditions while working within the guidelines of various facilities. Explains temporary contact/Bridging the Gap programs and provides sample letters for additional guidance.

Accessibilities Workbook

For A.A.s seeking to carry the message to alcoholics who experience barriers to accessing A.A.’s program of recovery, this workbook offers shared experience on working with Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Blind individuals; with Elder alcoholics; and in underserved or remote communities. Physical barriers and access issues are also discussed.

Remote Communities Kit

For A.A.s living in remote communities, this kit provides links to various resources to help those carry the message in far out places. 

Bridging the Gap

We of Alcoholics Anonymous are here to help those who are exiting your facility who wish to make the transition from treatment to the AA program. The purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to extend a hand, in the spirit of our Twelve Steps of Recovery, and help those who are newly sober find the same help in staying sober we ourselves found. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

One of the most difficult places in the journey to sobriety is the distance between the door of the treatment facility and the nearest meeting. To help bridge the gap, AA members are here to help newly sober people find their nearest AA meeting and help introduce them to other sober members.

If a person under your care is interested in learning more about AA, please feel free to provide our contact information, or direct them to this page. Please fill out the secure request form below. The form will allow us to make the necessary arrangements for the person exiting your facility. You can also contact us at

Those of us who have made the transition to sober and happy lives in our communities still remember the first days on our own. It was hard to know what to do. Now we see we can help new people who are transitioning out of treatment and back to their daily life.

Bridging the Gap Contact Request Form

I am within 3 months of my discharge date. I would like to have an A.A. Temporary Contact who will provide a link for me to the A.A. Community through meetings and introduction to other A.A. members
Where are you going to be after your release?
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Your request will be sent to the VAC Treatment –Accessibilities Chairperson at for immediate response.

Bridging the Gap information packet request form

Your request will be sent to the VAC Treatment –Accessibilities Chairperson at for immediate response.

A.A. in Treatment Settings

Expands on the many ways A.A. works in treatment facilities, and discusses the qualifications members should have before carrying the message into such settings.

Access to A.A.

This pamphlet includes the experiences of A.A. members who are blind and/or deaf, those who have hearing or vision loss, those who are housebound or chronically ill, and those who are living with the effects of brain injuries or stroke. These are the stories of alcoholics who found A.A. and are now living new and productive lives free from alcohol.

Alcoholism can affect anyone. Alcoholics Anonymous can help. Three medical professionals describe how A.A. can help patients and also serve as a vital resource for those in the healthcare field.

Can A.A. help me stop drinking? Members explain how Alcoholics Anonymous works and what to expect in meetings. Learn about sponsorship and home groups, and how the Twelve Steps can help you recover from alcoholism and live without drinking. A.A.’s primary purpose is for members to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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