Public Information Committee

Public Information is AA's official contact with non-AA members. To be a part of, all you need is a desire to serve.

The Public can include:

  • Students
  • Senior Citizens
  • Church Groups
  • Neighborhood Organizations
  • Parent Groups
  • Health Fair Organization
  • Boy/Girl Scout Troops
  • Youth Groups/Organizations

What We Do:

AA Public Information has one ultimate goal, and it is the same as that of every AA group and every type of service work: To carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. The difference is Public Information tries to reach the alcoholic indirectly, as well as directly, in two ways:

  1. By informing the general public about the AA program. There are so many misconceptions about AA as a whole. We are here to help the alcoholic who still suffers, many times by planting a seed.
  2. By keeping the fellowship well-informed, so that members and groups may carry the message more effectively.

Why We Do It:

Much of the public is strongly misinformed about what AA is. We carry the message by being a daily example and explaining to the public What AA is and What it is not. Without the work of Public Information there is a chance that the alcoholic who still suffers may never find AA. We all made it to AA by some form of AA. What better way to give back than to help a possible newcomer?

How We Do It:

  • Place AA-approved pamphlet racks in libraries, police stations, probation offices, senior citizen homes, and anywhere the public can and will be.
  • Place meeting books in hotels and motels for travelers.
  • Speak in Middle Schools and High Schools sharing our experience, strength and hope in a format developed for speaking at non-AA meetings.
  • Promote within AA at Area and District events.
  • Write letters to schools and libraries to place conference-approved Big Book and 12 and 12 in their stock.

Alcoholics Anonymous Publications

(Some pamphlets for AA members)

(A partial list suggested for the public)