Welcome to our online information service for Community Workers
As a professional coming into contact with alcoholism, you will be well aware of its harmful effects on the individual concerned and those around them, particularly the families.
It is estimated that one person in 13 is dependant on alcohol in Britain - twice as many as are addicted to all other forms of drugs. Between 60-70% of men who assault their partners do so under the influence of alcohol.
AA Public Information co-operates with Community Service staff. A team of AA volunteers is available on request to give talks to staff who would like to better understand the help that AA has to offer. Contact AA General Service Office in York (01904 644026).
What is the best way to get AA help for a problem drinker?
By far the best way to get help is to give them the AA telephone number (0800 9177 650) or to call the number while the patient or client is with you and hand them the phone.
The AA telephone helpline is manned by AA members with at least one year's sobriety who will offer to arrange for a member to contact them to take them to a local meeting.
To speak to a member of our Public Information team, please call us on 01904 644026 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org