Our Relationship with Facilities


The only purpose of the Hospital and Treatment facility committee of Eastside Intergroup (ESIG) of Alcoholics Anonymous is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to clients and patients in a variety of treatment settings. The activities of this committee are based on and governed by the twelve traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. The H&T committee meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m., all are welcome to attend.

The Treatment (H&T) Committee works with facilities to bring meetings, panels, and 12-step work into facilities that want our service. We coordinate with groups and individual AA members in the Eastside area to make this happen. Some of the facilities we might serve are inpatient and outpatient centers, detox centers, 12-step calls in hospitals, mental hospitals, homeless shelters, clean and sober housing, and retirement communities. We are asked to be of service in many different places. It is extremely important to remember that we are guests in these facilities, it is an honor and a privilege to be there, and, we are the face of AA while we are there.

In addition to bringing the message of hope for recovery to alcoholics in a variety of treatment settings, A.A.s on Treatment Committees demonstrate to administrators and staff “how it works” and are instruments of attraction to the A.A. program. The active Treatment Committee provides information about A.A., as well as literature and guidelines for setting up A.A. meetings in treatment facilities and outpatient settings. As each group is autonomous, so is each area. Each committee determines its needs, and then follows through within the treatment structure that exists in the area.