Treatment Facilities Committee
Treatment facilities committees are formed to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message
of recovery to alcoholics in treatment facilities, and to set up means of “bridging the gap” from the facility to an A.A. group in the
A treatment facilities committee may function within the structure of a general service committee on the area or district level or it may serve
within the structure of a central office/inter-group. Prior to forming these committees, this Twelfth Step work is sometimes handled by an
individual group or member. As A.A. groups grow in number in a community, experience suggests that a committee works more effectively.
In some parts of the country, A.A.s interested in carrying the message into treatment and correctional facilities work together on Hospitals
and Institutions committees independent of, but in cooperation with, general service and inter-group committees. This structure also works
well—especially in areas where lines of communication between the various service entities remain open.
Link to A.A. Guidelines by GSO
To Get Involved Contact the Committee
Chair, attend a committee meeting at Area Assembly or attend a district meeting
where you live. View District Map
Current Activities Include:
Contacting Facilities within Area 39 - Full list
Institution Forum - Click
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Each group can elect a representative for the Treatment Committee to attend Western Area and work with treatment facilities.
The group members can also volunteer to work as temporary contacts for people coming out of treatment.
1. Study the Treatment Facilities Workbook and related materials
2. Purchase Treatment Facilities Workbooks for all committee members
3. Send a list of Treatment Facilities meetings to all D.C.M.s and to local Intergroup/Central Offices.
4. Invite Correctional Facilities, Cooperation With the Professional Community, and Public Information Committee
liaisons to Treatment Facilities committee meetings.
5. Make presentations to three Treatment Facilities and offer follow-up presentations every four months to
accommodate staff changes.
6. Set up Treatment Facilities literature displays at district meetings, area meetings, seminars, conventions,
7. Create a local Treatment Facilities presentation based on the Treatment FacilitiesWorkbook and local
experience, ie., for psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, youth non-correctional facilities, shelters, halfway houses
8. Create a Temporary Contact (Bridge the Gap) program.
9. Contact three nursing homes to offer A.A. presentations or meetings.
10. Contact three psychiatric hospitals to offer A.A. presentations or meetings.