The purpose of Cooperation with the Professional Community (C.P.C.) service work is to provide information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This includes health care professionals, educators, clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, industrial managers, as well as 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.

The purpose of Public Information (P.I.) service work is to provide accurate AA information to the public. P.I. in AA also serves as a resource for the local media, emphasizing our Traditions of anonymity, singleness of purpose, and non-affiliation.

For more information about these services you can go to the GSO links here:

Cooperation with the Professional Community (C.P.C.) | Alcoholics Anonymous (

Public Information Committees | Alcoholics Anonymous (

One of the resources listed on the GSO website is the workbook for CPC&PI. This si a great starting point if you are wanting to educate yourself to be able to carry out these activities. These can also be purchased through our local AA bookstore. Links for each are included here:

M-41i Cooperation with the Professional Community Workbook (

M-27i – Public Information Workbook (

At District 51, this committee is provides information about A.A.’s alcoholism recovery program in Fayetteville and neighboring locations including:

  • Presentations for high school teachers and students explaining AA’s alcoholism definition and alcoholism recovery program in the region
  • Creating workshops describing how to carry AA’s message to a professional in your life within needed guidelines of the 12 traditions
  • Distributing AA brochures, meeting schedules, and literature to homeless shelters, courthouses, police stations, and libraries.
  • Contacting local radio, newspapers, and TV stations with public service announcements regarding AA

A list of existing opportunities being worked is listed in our committee document here:

This list is to prevent duplication of efforts and provide an idea of the opportunities so that you can think of professionals that you may know. CPC&PI work needs to be done by each group to be able to reach everyone that we need to reach.

If you as an AA member or your AA group would like to get involved, our committee would like to work with you to help educate and resource you to be able to reach out to professionals in the community that you may know. We also have opportunities for AA members to share at our events about what AA is and some of their story. 

To contact us, please email

This committee meets the third Sunday of even months at 5pm via Zoom. We would like to have each group represented and welcome multiple people from the same group. Zoom link is included here:
Meeting ID: 871 7798 6161
Passcode: 673781