Public Information Committee

Public Information (PI) means carrying the A.A. program and message of recovery to the still-suffering alcoholic, professionals, and to the general public. This is done via outreach to media, schools, healthcare, and other organizations, who can pass this information on to others. PI is handled at the national, international, or local level, and in conformance with A.A. guidelines.

The first PI committee was formed in 1956 by the A.A. General Service Board. At that time, the following statement of "A.A.'s movement-wide public information policy" was approved by the General Service Conference:
In all public relations, A.A.’s sole objective is to help the still suffering alcoholic. Always mindful of the importance of personal anonymity we believe this can be done by making known to him, and to those who may be interested in his problems, our own experience as individuals and as a Fellowship in learning to live without alcohol. We believe that our experience should be made available freely to all who express sincere interest. We believe further that all efforts in this field should always reflect our gratitude for the gift of sobriety and our awareness that many outside A.A. are equally concerned with the serious problem of alcoholism.

Public Information Resources
    Public Information Guidelines
    Public Information Workbook
    Professional Community Guidelines
    Courts & Drunk Driving Guidelines
    Information on Anonymity

For a Public Information mobile app: PI app

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