The Area 9 Treatment Committee was formed to help newcomers bridge the gap between leaving a facility and helping them become acclimated with A.A. groups in their community. Area 9 includes all of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, most of Orange County and parts of Los Angeles County. It is one of the largest Area’s in the A.A. service spectrum.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. With that, we need your help for this life saving work!
We are always looking for volunteers for the Treatment Committee and you can be of service in any capacity. Please leave us a voicemail at 949-346-4697 or email the Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can connect and provide you with more information.
You can join us at the Area 9 ASA/ASC meetings and our Committee meeting that meets on Zoom every 4th Thursday of month (email us for the link).
More about the Treatment Committee
The Treatment Committee Guidelines are suggestions. There is no “A.A. law.” We should never let blind adherence to procedure override the true voice of a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.
The guidelines are meant to act in harmony with the combined collective experience of A.A. as found in the A.A. Treatment Committee Workbook and various other service documents available from the A.A. General Service Office. If a conflict is found, it is suggested that the literature from General Service Office be deferred to.
Our purpose is to extend a hand, in the spirit of our Twelve Steps of Recovery, to assist the newcomer to find the same help in staying sober that we ourselves found.
Treatment Committee Documents
(For Spanish documents see District Resources page)
Bridging the Gap Volunteer Form
A.A. Treatment Committee Guidelines