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Anonymity Letter to Media

January 2022 A Note of Thanks and a Request for Continued Cooperation.

Anonymity Letter to Media from the
General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

From time to time we reach out to our friends in the media to thank them for helping us observe our long-standing tradition of anonymity for members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

First, we'd like to express our thanks. From the beginning of A.A. over 85 years ago, we've recognized that word-of-mouth is not enough to carry the A.A. program's message

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Press Releases

October 21, 2022 Members of the Hispanic Community Find Help and Hope in Alcoholics Anonymous

October 21, 2022

Contact:
pressinfo@aa.org
(212) 870-3119

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Attn: Reporters, editors, and producers

 

The Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) General Service Office offers support and publications in Spanish for members and anyone seeking help for a drinking problem.     

(NEW YORK, October 21, 2022) Members of the Hispanic community find help and support to get and stay sober every day in meetings across the United States and Canada. Those whose first language is Spanish also have available to them an array of A.A. books, pamphlets, and other materials in Spanish—including the book Alcoholics Anonymous (“the Big Book”). The A.A. Meeting Guide app also allows users to search for Spanish-speaking meetings in their area or online.

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July 7, 2022 LGBTQ+ individuals find help and hope in Alcoholics Anonymous

July 7, 2022

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pressinfo@aa.org
(212) 870-3119

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Attn: Reporters, editors, and producers

 

Members share their stories of recovery and of finding support and acceptance in A.A. meetings 

(NEW YORK, July 6, 2022) The principles of Alcoholics Anonymous encourage the ideals of participation, inclusion, and unity for members and groups. 
 

Since A.A.’s founding 87 years ago, individuals from diverse groups and backgrounds have found help and hope for their drinking problems in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Among these members are LGBTQ+ individuals who have shared their experiences in the A.A. publication LGBTQ Alcoholics in A.A.

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April 30, 2022 Think you might have a drinking problem? Alcoholics Anonymous can help

April 30, 2022

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pressinfo@aa.org
(212) 870-3119

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Attn: Journalists, Producers, Editors, Reviewers, News Media
Subjects: Alcoholism and Addiction, Books, Health and Wellness, Alcohol Awareness, Publishing

NEW YORK (April 30, 2022) — It is a question a problem drinker might ask and then immediately list the reasons why it cannot be true. To help people come to their own conclusions regarding a problem with alcohol, A.A. offers a self-assessment tool, “Is A.A. for You?” It includes twelve questions to help an individual decide whether to give A.A. a try.

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October 1, 2021 Alcoholics Anonymous: Hispanic Women in A.A. share their experiences of hope and recovery

October 1, 2021

Contact:
Publicinfo@aa.org
212-870-3119

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Attention: Journalists, Producers, Editors, Reviewers, News Media

Subjects: Alcoholism and Addiction, Books, Health and Wellness, Hispanic Women, Publishing

 

Before A.A., I lived a very sad life. Loneliness and drinking were my companions. I loved — or rather, I needed — to drink. It was an extraordinarily powerful but temporary “medicine.” …I came to A.A …I started listening to the stories and identifying. (Rosa)

(New York, NY) October 1, 2021: The 15 stories contained in the most recent Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) recovery publication, “Hispanic Women in A.A.,” share the experience, strength and hope of a wide variety of Hispanic women, all of them alcoholics who found sobriety and a new way of life within A.A. The pamphlet was developed over the course of two years with a working group of Spanish-speaking A.A. women from around the country. Amalia C., a member of the A.A. General Service Board literature committee shared, “We called for personal stories reflecting both social and economic diversity. We wanted Hispanic women from any background to be able to identify.”

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June 8, 2021 Alcoholics Anonymous in the U.S. and Canada Welcomes New Board Chairperson

June 8, 2021

Contact: Publicinfo@aa.org www.aa.org

Attention: Journalists, Producers, Editors, News Media

Subjects: Alcoholism and Addiction, Health and Wellness, Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

[New York, NY] Linda Chezem (nonalcoholic), of Plainfield, Indiana, has been selected as chairperson of A.A.’s General Service Board, replacing outgoing board chair Michele Grinberg. Trained as a lawyer, Linda spent 22 years serving as a judge, beginning as the first female Circuit Court judge in Indiana followed by a decade on the Indiana Court of Appeals.

A.A. has always relied on its many nonalcoholic friends to provide professional expertise, sound business judgment and balance to the dedicated group of trustees who donate their time and interest in service to Alcoholics Anonymous. Importantly, of the 21 members of A.A.’s General Service Board, seven are specifically designated as Class A (nonalcoholic) trustees and can provide services that the 14 Class B (recovering alcoholic) trustees cannot, particularly in the area of providing public information about A.A. where they can face the camera head-on or use their last names without concern about anonymity. While Class A trustees do not serve as spokespeople for the Fellowship, they are available as representatives of A.A. for interviews about A.A. across multiple communications platforms -- in TV, public Media, e-radio and podcasts. (For more information about A.A.'s principle of anonymity, you can watch a brief video from A.A.'s General Service Office.)

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April 21, 2021 Alcoholics Anonymous: Concerned About a Drinking Problem?

April 21, 2021

Attention: Journalists, Producers, Editors, News Media

Subjects: Alcoholism and Addiction, Health and Wellness, Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

We hated to admit that we could never drink safely. But in A.A. we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. What once had felt like a “solution” to our problems had become a “problem” beyond what we could ever have imagined. And often we were the last to know.

We discovered that we had an illness called alcoholism- often referred to by the medical community as “Alcohol Use Disorder.”

We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt, loneliness and hopelessness that we did.

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