Public Information
Public Information is part of our work in “Carrying the message” in this context it is to the general public.  It includes giving free talks to the medical profession, Social Services, police, magistrates, community groups, the clergy, business groups, schools and colleges, trades unions and professional associations.  It must be stressed that these talks are absolutely at no cost to the organization concerned; there is no charge even for 'expenses'. To facilitate this aspect of our work, Somerset Alcoholics Anonymous appoint various liaison officers these are as follows, but please note this is not hierarchical:-

Public Information Officer
Responsible for ensuring that information about the AA message and programme of recovery is conveyed to outside organizations and to maintain an overview of all public areas in which AA works and to support PI work at a local group level.

Health Liaison Officer
A health professional coming into contact with alcoholism, will be well aware of its harmful effects on the individual concerned and those around them, particularly the families.  The HLO is responsible for establishing links with health professionals and coordinating all aspects of carrying the message within the healthcare system.  This may include treatment centres and other healthcare providers within the Somerset area.  If you would like to arrange for a presentation or talk please telephone our Service Office 0800 917 7650 and ask for details of the Health Liaison Officer.

Probation Liaison Officer
This officer is responsible for establishing links with the Probation Service, Police, the Judiciary including Magistrates, and court family liaison services.

Employment Liaison Officer
This officer engages with management and human resource teams in the understanding of alcoholism and contact with employees who have a drink problem.

By far the best way to get help for a problem drinker is to give them the AA telephone number: 0800 917 7650


For more information please contact the Public Information Team of Somerset Alcoholics Anonymous or phone 0800 917 7650


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