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					TREATMENT FACILITIES
                COMMITTEE



     ‟ Practical experience shows that nothing
     will so much insure immunity from drinking
       as intensive work with other alcoholics.
          It works when other activities fail. ”
      Exerpt from Alcoholics Anonymous, page 89.
      Reprinted with permission from A.A. World Services, Inc.




and other non-correctional establishments
TREATMENT FACILITIES
                COMMITTEE


         …  B  ill insisted on the fact that alcoholism
 is a sickness…


             …of body, mind and spirit…



  … He       learned this truth of primary importance from
Dr. Silkworth at the Towns Hospital in New York City…
HISTORICAL
                   HIGHLIGHTS
1934   - Dr Silkworth of Towns hospital declares Bill an incurable
         alcoholic

1935   - Meeting of Bill and Bob - Birth of AA
       - Bill and Bob visit alcoholics at a hospital in Akron, Ohio

1939   - Dr. Bob and Sister Ignatia establish a treatment center
         at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron
       - First AA group in a psychiatrict establishment founded
         at the Rockland Hospital in New York State

1945   - Dr. Silkworth and Teddy R. treat alcoholics at Knickerbocker
         Hospital in New York
HISTORICAL
                  HIGHLIGHTS
1949   - The American Psychiatric Association recognizes the merits
         of AA

1951   - The American Public Health Association awards AA the
        Lasker Trophy

1955   - Dr. W.W. Bauer and Dr. Harry Tiebout witness the benefits
         of AA

1961   - Bill corresponds with Dr. Carl Jung

1977   - The General Service Conference votes to disolve its
         Intitutions Committee
       - Establishment of a Treatment Facilities Committee
MANDATE OF THE
          TREATMENT FACILITIES COMMITTEE

A. Carrying the message to Treatment Facilities Establisments
           • Hospitals
           • Rehabs
           • Detox Clinics
           • Shelters and Reception Centers
           • All other non-correctional institutions and establishments

B. Coordinating the work of AA members and groups in Treatment
    Facilities Establisments

C. Raise interest for Treatment Facilities groups through service
    meetings
D. Organize monthly information meetings for Treatment Facilities
    groups
MANDATE OF THE
           TREATMENT FACILITIES COMMITTEE

E. Provide Treatment Facilities groups with literature
F.   Participation in different Service meetings to inform members of the
     needs and understandings of Treatment Facilities
G. Visiting Treatment Facilities groups in their environment,
     acknowledging their involvement and recognizing their needs
H. Visiting Districts to make DCMs and GSRs aware of the
     Bridging the Gap Program
I.   Establishing constructive ties with administrators of non-correctional
     institutions in order to create new groups
J. Answering to the needs of establisments interested in having the
     presence of AA
BRIDGING THE GAP
             PROGRAM
BRIDGING THE GAP
                              PROGRAM




                                                               For the residents to be
                                                               released
                                                               Filling out forms and submitting
                                                               them to the responsible
                                                               authorities




Forms are available at the treatment establisment or on the Area87 Web site at :
http://aa-quebec.org/region87/centresdetraitement/accueil_en.htm
                                                     Area
BRIDGING THE GAP                                      89
              PROGRAM
                              Area                                        Area
    HOSPITAL                   90                                          88




            Resident
                                               For the residents soon
                                Area           to be released
                                 87            Filling out forms and submitting
                                               them to the responsible authorities
                             514-742-9562

                            BRIDGING THE GAP
 Area 83
(Ontario)




                   Area 48 (New York)                Area 70 (Vermont)
BRIDGING THE GAP
                                 PROGRAM




                                                                    For those who want to help
                                                                    Provide the DCM and the GSRs of
                                                                    your District with the completed
                                                                    questionnaire for future reference




Forms are available from your GSRs, or at the Services Office or on our web site at :
http://www.aa87.org/treatmentfacilitieshttp://aa-quebec.org/region87/centresdetraitement/accueil_en.htm
                                                        Area
BRIDGING THE GAP                                         89
              PROGRAM
                                      Area                                Area
    HOSPITAL                           90                                  88




            Resident
                                       Area        For those who want to help
                                        87         Provide the DCM and the GSRs of
                                                   your District with the completed
                                 514-742-9562      questionnaire for future reference

                                BRIDGING THE GAP
 Area 83
(Ontario)
                 DCM


                   District
                     04
                          Temporary
                           sponsor

                   Area 48 (New York)                     Area (Vermont)
                                                         Area
BRIDGING THE GAP                                          89
              PROGRAM
                                      Area                                   Area
    HOSPITAL                           90                                     88




            Resident
                                       Area        For those who want to help
                                        87         Provide the completed questionnaire to
                                                   the coordinator of the TC committee of
                                 514-742-9562      your District for future reference

                                BRIDGING THE GAP
 Area 83
(Ontario)
                 DCM


                   District
                     04
        TC District       Temporary
        Coordinator        Sponsor

                   Area 48 (New York)                    Area 70 (Vermont)
                                                   Area
BRIDGING THE GAP                                    89
              PROGRAM
                        Area
                         90
                                                                 Area
                                                                  88
                    BRIDGING THE GAP


                                                              BRIDGING THE GAP
                         Area
                          87

                      514-742-9562

                     BRIDGING THE GAP
 Area 83
(Ontario)                              THERAPY




                                       Residents

            Area 48 (New York)                     Area 70 (Vermont)
                                         Area
BRIDGING THE GAP                          89
              PROGRAM
                       Area
                        90
                                                                 Area
                                                                  88
                                        DCM


                         Area           District
                                          24          Temporary
                          87                       Sponsor (female)


                      514-742-9562

                     BRIDGING THE GAP
 Area 83
(Ontario)                                      Resident
                                               (female)




                                              TREATMENT
                                               CENTER


            Area 48 (New York)           Area 70 (Vermont)
                                                      Area
BRIDGING THE GAP                                       89
              PROGRAM
                       Area
                        90
                                                                          Area
                                                                           88
                                               DCM


                         Area                    District
                                                   24          Temporary
                          87                                Sponsor (female)
                                        TC District
                                        Coordinator
                      514-742-9562

                     BRIDGING THE GAP
 Area 83
(Ontario)                                                Resident
                                                         (female)




                                                        TREATMENT
                                                         CENTRE


            Area 48 (New York)                    Area 70 (Vermont)
QUESTIONS ?
   You have questions, do you need to know more ?
                    Contact us at:
                   Regional Services Office
                        514-374-3688
                           By email
           French : centresdetraitement@aa87.org
            English: treatmentfacilities@aa87.org
                               Web
  http://aa-quebec.org/region87/centresdetraitement/accueil_en.htm


         Cellular for the Bridging the Gap Program
                        514-742-9562

				
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