All About Alcoholics Anonymous Coins, Chips and Tokens
Alcoholics Anonymous or AA is helping individual alcoholics to achieve personal recovery and sobriety, developing the policy of cooperation with other organizations concerned with alcoholism problems. Alcoholic anonymous does not engage in alcoholism medical or psychiatric treatment, research, and education, or advocacy in any form, but its members can freely 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. 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.
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. 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. The traditions that Alcoholics Anonymous fellowships are engaged to such a giving out of medallions, chip system, anniversaries and birthdays may vary from one AA fellowship to another. 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 (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 medallions, coins, and chips may come in metals such as silver, copper, bronze and gold. Feel free to view our website for more information about AA medallions, coins and chips.