PI/CPC – Public Information and Cooperation with the Professional Community
PI/CPC stands for:
Public Information & Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC). This committee comprised of two of A.A.’s General Service committees. The Public Information Committee (PI) and the Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee (CPC). These two committees work together, to carry the message of recovery to the still suffering alcoholic through outreach to non-alcoholics in the general public and to professionals as well as to students at professional schools.
What PI/CPC does:
Members of the PI/CPC Committee carry the A.A. message by conveying information to the media, the general public and the professional community. We attempt to establish better communication between A.A., the media, the public, and professionals. The goal being to find simple, effective ways of cooperating without affiliating. Our competence to speak about alcoholism is limited to A.A.’s 12 Step recovery program.
PI – Public Information (P.I.) in Alcoholics Anonymous means carrying the message of recovery to the still-suffering alcoholic by informing the general public about the A.A. program. We carry the message by getting in touch with and responding to the media, schools, industry, and other organizations which can report on the nature and purpose of A.A. and what it can do for Alcoholics
CPC – Members of C.P.C. committees inform professionals and future professionals about A.A. We share what we are, where we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do. They attempt to establish better communication between A.A.s and professionals, and to find simple, effective ways of cooperating without affiliating.
Professionals can include:
- Medical Professionals and Students
- Social Workers
- Alcohol and Drug Counselors
- Union Groups
- Employee Assistance Programs
How can PI/CPC help my Organization?
Interested in an AA PI/CPC presentation? Would you like AA PI/CPC speaker training? Would you like to learn more about the AA program and how it can help your organization? Contact the PI/CPC Committee
Click on the link below to view materials provided from the A.A. World Service Office:
AA Public Service Announcements
Pamphlets for Professionals
How Do I Get Involved?
AA members with two years of continuous sobriety and a working knowledge of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are invited to get involved. You can do this by attending our monthly business meeting. Napa District 11 PI/CPC meets the last Sunday of each month at 6:30pm. Details can be found on the Special Meetings page.
Download PI/CPC Workbooks and Kits here.
Visit the PI/CPC website to learn more.