Welcome to the Western Washington Area 72 Public Information & Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC) Committee Website.
Like all of Alcoholics Anonymous, the primary purpose of members involved with public information and cooperating with the professional community service is to carry the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
Working together, members of local PI & CPC committees convey A.A. information to the general public, including the media, as well as in cooperation with the professional community in our area, including medical, legal, clergy and other professionals. The purpose of this website is to assist area trusted servants that are doing PI & CPC work by providing a consolidated resource.
COOPERATION WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY
The following descriptions of the responsibilities of PI, CPC, Treatment and Corrections committees are given for purposes of clarification.
PI — The purpose of PI service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public when requested. PI committees visit schools, businesses and community meetings for this purpose. They also serve as resources for our friends in the local media, emphasizing our Traditions of anonymity, singleness of purpose and non affiliation, as well as offering A.A. public service announcements to radio and television stations.
CPC — Members of these committees provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes healthcare, E.A.P. and H.R. professionals; educators; members of the clergy; lawyers; social workers; military professionals; government officials; and those working in the field of alcoholism. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do.
Reprinted from (AA Guidelines CPC), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.