Anonymity Online

Anonymity is often described as the greatest safeguard that AA could ever have to ensure its continued existence and growth. However, and although we are anonymous, AA is not a secret society nor are we invisible. So how does anonymity work in practice? Anonymity at the personal level provides protection to new members from being […]

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Communicating with Healthcare Professionals

The recent Health Liaison Seminar in York brought up some interesting discussion on how AA members can best communicate with professionals working in the healthcare field. Over two days, members shared some great ideas, and it’s worthwhile expanding on a few of them here. We should begin by sharing what the current impediments are to […]

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What Next?

Following our recent attendance at the European Mental Health Conference, the question arises “What Next?”. Dorien wrote an excellent article for the Service News in which she spoke about the warm reception that AA was given by the mental health professionals. We, on our side, were also impressed by their dedication and enthusiasm. There was […]

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[UPDATE] Netherlands Intergroup Evaluates Google AdWords campaign

[Editor’s Note:  This is an update on the Google AdWords Campaign initiated in October 2013 and reported in the ArenA newsletter on December 13, 2013.  Click on http://alcoholics-anonymous.eu/arena/?p=143 to access the original article.] From October 2013 until January 2014, Intergroup The Netherlands conducted a trial Google AdWords campaign, targeted at people with a drinking problem […]

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