What is P.I. and C.P.C. in A.A.?

P.I. and C.P.C. work is the original 12th Step work – Carrying the message to the suffering alcoholic who does not yet know about A.A. When the average person, and professionals (doctors, judges, social workers), do not know about A.A. or what it does, they cannot help the suffering alcoholics they come in contact with. 

PIPublic Information Committee service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public. 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.
C.P.C. — Cooperation with the Professional Community. Carrying the message of recovery to higher education and any professional or organization.

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.