AA’s Committee for the Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) provides information about AA to members of the community whose profession may bring them into contact with people who may suffer from the disease of alcoholism.
These professionals can include, but are not limited to:
· Social Workers
· Members of the Clergy
· Medical Professionals
· Alcohol and Drug Counselors
· Business Professionals
· Union Leaders
· Students at professional schools
In practice, the message we carry is simply an extension of the 12 step approach: we carry the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers by informing the person in a position of trust of what AA is, what AA does, what AA does not do, and how to find AA. Our hope is that, with this information, the professional will feel confident referring patients, clients, or employees to AA.