A TEMPORARY CONTACT PROGRAM OFFERED BY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS DISTRICT 7 SERVING KENOSHA,WI AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
This program is to assist those clients, who wish to do so, make the transition from treatment to the A.A. program. Those of us that were previously in treatment have found that probably the “wettest” and most “slippery” place in the journey to lifelong sobriety is the distance between the door of the treatment facility and the nearest A.A. group or meeting.
The purpose of the Bridging the Gap program is to provide a hand, reached out in the spirit of our Twelve Steps of recovery, to assist the newcomer find the same help in staying sober that we ourselves found. We do not offer jobs, housing, family or personal counseling, money, clothing, etc. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Your job is simple. You contact the new A.A. member and arrange to take them to an A.A. meeting, preferably within 24-48 hours of their discharge. Your commitment is taking them to as many as six meetings. During this time you help them get a meeting schedule, phone numbers and perhaps locate a sponsor and/or a home group. Also tell them about the different types of A.A. meeting formats there are, familiarize them with A.A. literature, introduce them to others in A.A., etc.
If you are interested in being a “Bridging the Gap” temporary contact, fill out the information form below.