Anyone who has read my profile knows that I’ve been a proud member of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous for more than 22 years and (although I realize there are other ways to get sober) this is the one that’s worked for me … as it has for millions of others worldwide.
So I am excited about a new program that our AA community is promoting called “Adopt a Pro”. We are providing our members with folders containing basic information about AA and we are asking them to share this with their own personal professional, be it a doctor, lawyer, clergyman or employer.
Conveying this information to the professional can be as simple as “As you may know, I’m a member of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. It has helped me turn my life around. Here’s some basic information about AA, with meeting schedules and contact information. In the event that you treat someone who needs help please feel free to call me.”
The majority of professionals have little knowledge how to treat an alcoholic in crisis or the part that AA can play in restoring him or her to a meaningful life, so this personal contact could be the critical component that makes all the difference . It will be exciting to watch how it enfolds.