Anonymity Letter to Media
Managing editors; news reporters and photo directors; radio and television editors and producers; television talk show hosts
Public Information Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous
We seek your continued support by presenting A.A. members:
only by first name
using no recognizable picture.
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our Fellowship and assures our members that their recovery will be private. Often, the active alcoholic will avoid any source of help which might reveal his or her identity.
Alcoholics Anonymous is not affiliated with any other organization, although many have adapted A.A.'s Twelve Steps for their own use. A.A. is self-supporting, declining any outside contributions; and we are non-professional, offering only the voluntary support of one alcoholic helping another.
Throughout the world, favorable media coverage has been a principal means of bringing alcoholics into our Fellowship. You have helped make this possible, and for that we thank you.