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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. Alcoholic anonymous is a fellowship with traditions and principles, and they have what is called as “sobriety date” which is the last date when a person 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.

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. 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. An AA sobriety coin is usually given to 12 step group members that 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. Alcoholics Anonymous don’t really have any official AA chip, medallion or coin, nor any logo has been approved or granted for these items.

Alcoholics Anonymous give its member 13 coins in total and each has a certain level to achieve sobriety which include the white chip (1 day or after 24 hours known as desire chip), silver chip (1 month), dark gold chip (2 months), red chip (3 months), yellow chip (6 months), green chip (9months) and blue chip (1 year). Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share similar set of experiences, hope and strength with each other in order to find solution to their common problems and help others to be able to recover from alcoholism. Other AA medallions, coins, and chips may come in metals such as silver, copper, bronze, aluminum and gold. Feel free to view our website for more information about AA medallions, coins and chips.