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All About Alcoholics Anonymous Coins, Chips and Tokens

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. Alcoholic anonymous is a fellowship with a set of principles and traditions, and each member has a “sobriety date” which is the last date when a person had his last drink or used drugs or the date he sobered up or cleaned up from his last debauch. Small AA medallions called “chips” are handled out and followed by some AA groups, to mark the various anniversaries of AA, NA, and CA member’s sobriety dates.

AA chips are carried by AA members, especially newcomers, which serve as reminder about their promise and commitment to stay free, clean 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. Small AA medallions commemorate various sobriety 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. A token usually given to Alcoholics Anonymous is a sobriety coin and other to other 12 step group members that represent the amount of time the 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. 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 who are sharing their experiences, hope, and strength with each other in order to solve their common problems and help others to be able to recover from alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous medallions, coins, and chips may come in metals such as silver, copper, bronze and gold. You may visit our website to know more about AA and AA medallions, coins, and chips.

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