All About Alcoholics Anonymous Coins, Chips and Tokens
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) aims to help individual alcoholics in achieving personal recovery and sobriety, and developing the policy of cooperation with other organizations greatly concerned with alcoholism problems. 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” are followed by some AA groups, marking the different anniversaries of AA, NA, and CA member’s sobriety dates.
Alcoholics Anonymous members carry AA chips and medallions to remind themselves about their pledge and commitment to stay free, clean or sober. A “desire chip” is usually handed to a newcomer, that signifies the desire of the recipient to stay clean and sober for the next twenty-four hours. Small AA medallions are given or bought by member to commemorate the varying length of time that a person has been sober, such as 1,2 ,3, 6 and 9 months, years and multiple if years. AA traditions of medallions, chips and birthdays vary from one fellowship to another. AA sobriety coins are also given to 12 step group members which represent the length of time an AA member has remained sober. The diameter of an AA medallion is usually 33mm to 34 mm, marking the time of sobriety an AA member has achieved for alcohol abstinence while on under the 12 step program. Alcoholics Anonymous do no have any official AA medallion or chip nor any logo has been approved or granted for coins and medallions.
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. If you are looking for more information about Alcoholics Anonymous and AA coins, medallions, and chips, feel freet o view our website.