In the depths of despair, many practicing alcoholics come into contact with a lot of professionals: they might be getting a divorce, in trouble at work, losing all of their teeth, in trouble with creditors, and constantly visiting doctors or clergy members looking for answers…
It might never occur to the practicing alcoholic to look up Alcoholics Anonymous in the phone book! And he or she may never cross the path of a sober member of AA who could point them in the right direction.
But many professionals have not had the opportunity to find out that the AA program of recovery works. Unless we reach out to these professionals, many practicing alcoholics may never find us.
We do not teach the professional – we do not try to change the way they do their jobs. We simply inform them about Alcoholics Anonymous and let them know that we are eager to help.