Safety Resources

Although we strive to ensure our online groups at OIAA are safe, we understand that every barrier in place to prevent a malicious bomber could also prevent a newcomer from joining an online meeting for the first time. We encourage all OIAA meeting participants to consider a bomber’s act of malice as an opportunity to demonstrate patience and tolerance toward everyone. Let’s consider that bombers are in the right place and that we are always carrying the message of AA, especially to bombers!
Jeff L, OIAA member

If you know of other resources, particularly in other languages, please email us at
oiaaweb@aa-intergroup.org

The Zoom Security Guide by Thom R.

Regularly updated zoom safety resource.

Available AA Published Resources (as of 1.10.2023)

General Service Office (G.S.O.) of Alcoholics Anonymous

Have a question about AA and safety? 

AA Safety Card for Groups

(English)
(Spanish)
(French)
aa.org

“The General Service Office has made this optional card available as an A.A. service piece for in-person/online groups that wish to use it. Please feel free to utilize, choose a section(s) or adapt the text to your group’s needs.”

Safety and AA Flyer Card

(English)
(Spanish)
aa.org

“Safety is a topic within A.A. that groups and members may need to address to help ensure the ability to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Our Twelve Traditions provide a set of principles to help guide us, and the additional shared experience pertaining speci cally to safety provided in this service piece may be helpful if challenges arise at inperson or virtual settings.”

Safety and A.A.: Our Common Welfare

(English)
(Spanish)
(French)
aa.org

“Safety is an important issue within A.A. — one that all groups and members can address to develop workable solutions to help keep our meetings safe based on the fundamental principles of the Fellowship.”

Understanding Anonymity

(English)
(Spanish)
(French)
aa.org

“Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.”

Anonymity Online and Digital Media

(English)
(Spanish)
(French)
aa.org

Resources and shared experience on anonymity online and on digital media.”

Anonymity Card

(English)
(Spanish)
(French)
aa.org

“Announcement for reading at meetings open to the public”

Other AA Safety Topic Pamphlets

Problems other than alcohol

(English)
(Spanish)
(French)
aa.org

The A.A. Member-Medications & Other Drugs

(English)
(Spanish)
(French)
aa.org

Questions and Answers on Sponsorship

(English)
(Spanish)
(French)
aa.org

Great Britain and English Speaking Continental Europe 

Alcoholics Anonymous – Great Britain and English Speaking Continental Europe

AA Fellowship Safeguarding Policy UK

Safeguarding and Personal Conduct UK

Whistleblowing Policy GSB AA GB UK

Complaints Policy GSB AA GB UK