If you are currently being discharged from a correctional or treatment facility and are looking to connect one-on-one with a temporary contact in AA in the community where you are headed, we’d love to help you find one. Bridging the Gap is a national network of volunteers in long term Recovery who are eager to meet newcomers and take them to meetings.
Just fill out the form above, and we’ll match you up with a Temporary AA Contact. This person will take you to up to six AA meetings, introduce you to local folks in long term recovery and help you get acquainted and comfortable in AA. During this time you will learn more about sponsors, home groups and the AA steps and traditions.
Your Bridging the Gap contact is temporary only. They are there to support you, answer questions and explain the AA program of recovery. They will not provide housing, food, clothing, jobs, money or such other services.
You will undoubtedly hear the five basic suggestions for sobriety that the Fellowship shares with all members:
1. Don’t drink.
2. Go to meetings.
3. Read the Big Book.
4. Call your sponsor.
5. Work the steps.
Past experience has shown that attending an AA meeting as soon as possible after discharge is vital to making a sober transition to life on the outside. Many of us have been where you are now and know that the program of AA and its fellowship can do for you what it has done for us and countless others.
If there’s anything we can do to help you transition into the AA community in greater Portland, feel free to contact us at any time!