Bridging the Gap

Upcoming Informational Event:
Carrying the Message of AA behind the Walls
Workshop on Corrections and Bridging the Gap committees
August 17, 5pm – 8pm
Fifth and Henning
Saratoga Springs, NY
See flyer here

Part of Bridging the Gap between a treatment program and A.A. is the Temporary Contact Program, which is designed to help the alcoholic in an alcoholism treatment program make that transition.

As you know, one of the more “slippery” places in the journey to sobriety is between the door of the facility and the nearest A.A. group or meeting. Some of us can tell you that, even though we heard of A.A. in treatment, we were too fearful to go.

A.A. experience suggests that attending meetings regularly is critical. In order to bridge the gap, A.A. members have volunteered to be temporary contacts and introduce newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous.

The video “Hope: Alcoholics Anonymous,” shown to patients in treatment, emphasizes the importance of having a temporary contact as the essential link between treatment and recovery.

It is suggested that the temporary contact take the newcomer to a variety of A.A. meetings; introduce him or her to other A.A.s; insure that he or she has the phone numbers of several A.A. members, and share the experience of sponsorship and a home group.

(Reprinted from the pamphlet Bridging the Gap with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc Available HERE)

For Treatment and Correctional Professionals
Please download and fill out the appropriate form below.  The completed forms should be emailed to btg@aahmbny.org or mailed to HMB Area Association, 118 Polar Plaza #114, Amsterdam, NY 12010

Bridging the Gap Pre Release Form for Treatment Facilities

Bridging the Gap Pre Release Form for Correctional Facilities

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