East Tennessee
Intergroup of
Alcoholics Anonymous

Bridging the Gap

Part of Bridging the Gap between an individual in a facility and A.A. is the Temporary Contact Program, which is designed to help the alcoholic in an alcoholism treatment program or prison make the transition.

As you know, one of the more “slippery” places in the journey to sobriety is between the door of the setting and the nearest A.A. group or meeting. Some of us can tell you that, even though we heard of A.A in treatment or in prison, we were too fearful to open the door to a meeting. A.A. experience suggests that attending meetings regularly is critical. In order to bridge the gap, A.A. members have volunteered to be temporary contacts and introduce newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous.

If you, or someone you know, are being released from an Alcoholism program in a correctional or treatment facility and want to attend Alcoholics Anonymous after your release, the Temporary Contact Program of AA can match you with a volunteer AA member to get you to your first meetings and help you become acquainted with AA in your area

To Request a “Bridge” or to Volunteer, contact our BTG coordinator confidentially either by phone or email:

Phone:  865-272-9526

Email: btgk5150@gmail.com