are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and “have a desire to stop drinking.”
are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.
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Meetings in the Port Elizabeth District
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act by the South African Government. In line with the government guidelines all face to face AA Meetings have been temporarily suspended and moved to an online meeting format via Zoom.
Online meetings in the Port Elizabeth area are being held every evening from 7 pm to 8 pm. To receive the Zoom login details to join an online meeting in the PE District, please contact the District office: 041–452-7328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of our A.A. Committee for Cooperation with the Professional Community is to be “friendly with our friends” in all walks of life, so that the A.A. message of personal recovery can reach more of those who need and desire our help.
The website www.aa.org has a page ‘For Professionals’ which features videos and written information.
The committee for “Public Information” and “Cooperation with the Professional Community” in Port Elizabeth contains A.A. members who are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholics Anonymous. These members communicate with professionals such as doctors or other health care professionals, members of the clergy, law enforcement or court officials, educators, social workers, alcoholism counselors, therapists, or other professionals who deal with problem drinkers in the course of their work. A.A. can serve as a resource to these professionals due to their members’ personal experience with alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous has a long history of cooperating but not affiliating with outside organizations.
We would also be happy to make a presentation to you or participate in staff training, explaining our program of recovery from alcoholism, how sponsorship works, what A.A. literature is most helpful to Newcomers, and the different kinds of A.A. meetings offered locally. We can also accompany anyone on staff who wants to experience an A.A. meeting to one of our Open meetings (our Closed meetings are only for those with a desire to stop drinking).
We are not professionals, but we have one unique qualification – our personal experience.
Please contact our District office to make contact with the committee.