Increasing Awareness and Understanding About Alcoholics Anonymous Coins
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) aims to develop policy of cooperation with other organizations greatly concerned with alcoholism problems, helping individual alcoholics in achieving personal recovery and sobriety. It does not engage in the fields of alcoholism medical or psychiatric treatment, research, and education, or either advocacy in any form, although its members can participate in these types of activities. In AA, they have what is called as “sobriety date” which is the date when a person last had his last drink or used drugs or the date he cleaned up or sobered up from his last debauch. Handling out small AA medallions called “chips” marks the different anniversaries of AA, NA, and CA member’s sobriety dates, and this is still being followed by some AA groups.
Many AA members, especially newcomers, carry an AA chip with them, serving as a constant reminder of their promise and commitment to stay clean, free or sober. New members of Alcoholics Anonymous are given a “desire chip”, which represents the desire of the recipient to stay clean and sober for the next twenty-four hours. To determine the length of years a person has been sober, small AA medallions are handed out and kept with varying lengths such as 1, 2 ,3, 6 and 9 months, years and multiple if years. There are different AA traditions in various AA groups and fellowships, such a giving out of medallions, chip system, anniversaries and birthdays. AA sobriety coins are also given to 12 step group members which represent the length of time an AA member has remained sober. The size of an AA medallion is usually 33mm to 34mm similar to a poker chip, marking the sobriety time an individual has achieved for alcohol abstinence while on under the 12 step program. AA medallions, chips and coins do not have a granted or approved logo neither Alcoholics Anonymous have any official AA medallion or chip.
The thirteen basic coins given to AA members on their first year include the white chip (1 day or 24 hours known as desire chip), silver chip (30 days or 1 month), dark gold chip (60 days or 2 months), red chip (90 days or 3 months), yellow chip (6 months), green chip (9months) and blue chip (1 year). Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people (both men nd women) who are sharing the similar set of experiences, hope, and strength, solving their common problems and helping others to be able to recover from alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous coins, medallions, and chips may come in metals such as copper, bronze, silver, aluminum, and gold. Feel free to view our website for more information about AA medallions, coins and chips.