Alcoholics Victorious is an official program
of the Christians in Recovery,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Alcoholics Victorious is responsible for:
Handling of all correspondence and
inquiries directed to the office
Issuing of charters to new local AV groups
Development and distribution of literature
and other resource materials offered to charted groups
Ongoing promotion of the Alcoholics
Regular mailings and other communication
with chartered groups
To establish and maintain affiliation with
Alcoholics Victorious, individual AV chapters must obtain and annually renew their
charters by filing the applicable forms and charter fees.
Each group must designate a contact person
who is responsible for communication with the AGRM Office. This individual must be a
Christian with at least one year of sobriety and be In good standing both In his/her local
church and in the community.
Most chapters are sponsored locally by a
church, rescue mission or other Christian organization. The AGRM does not seek to exercise
control over affiliated groups. but rather encourages them to function independently
within their own communities. The role of the AV Office is one of providing services and
as a central contact uniting the network of affiliated groups.
Each chapter may vary its meetings In
activity and format. Meetings should be kept simple, usually no more than ninety minutes
in length, with a time of fellowship and refreshments to follow.
While meetings may open with a brief
teaching. AV is intended to function as a support group and not as a Bible Study.
Some chapters also sponsor support groups for the friends and loved ones of the addict.