The Bottles and Badges Group

Philadelphia Chapter

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The Bottles and Badges group meets every Wednesday night at 7 PM at the Fraternal Order of Police;  Lodge # 5 - 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 215-629-3600

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Our Group Conscience Suggests

The Bottles and Badges group exists to assist Law Enforcement Officers in matters concerning alcoholism. 

There are no dues or fees for membership.  The B & B group has no affiliation with any police department or treatment facility.  The Bottles and Badges group is a confidential meeting.

If you are not sure if you have an alcohol problem, you are welcome to the attend the meeting.  After visiting the group for a few meetings, you can make the decision for yourself.



  Our Group History


The Bottles and Badges group was started ten years ago in the New York City area.  The group's primary purpose is to help Law Enforcement Officers recover from Alcoholism.  On a recent trip to New York for a 10 year anniversary meeting, several Philadelphia Cops decided to open a Philadelphia Chapter.  The Philadelphia Bottles and Badges group meets every Wednesday at your FOP for one hour.  There are many other members that will be there to assist you.  The first meeting was on May 13, 2009.  There were several members in attendance and it was a great success.


You are not alone.................

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Does your spouse or significant other ever complain about your drinking?  Have YOU   ever wondered about it?

Take the AA 20 question quiz by clicking on the button.  Freedom from alcohol works best if you decide for yourself.  Be honest, you are grading yourself!

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  News Articles & Other Links


Treatment and Redemption - Challenges and First Responder may face


Alcoholism in Policing - Published in the Peace Officer


Article - Chasing Devils, Cops and Alcoholics Anonymous


Alcoholism in the Police Community - How "Choir Practice" effects the family


The Badge of Life - Police Suicide Prevention


In harm's way - Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention 


 Is Alcoholism really a disease?


 Copshock - Surviving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


 Police Stress Line


 Cops Under Pressure/Driven to Drink?


 Code of Silence-"Don't rat out other cops"


 Cops worst foe could be the bottle - Portland Tribune


 Alcohol abuse in policing: prevention strategies


If you've started a new AA group for officers or need to update your information,
please contact Andy O or (916) 560-8896

He will add your group to the national listing at LE Alcoholics Anonymous.

If you wish your physical location included, we will do so upon request.


Remember, that first meeting is a BIG step for newcomers, so let's make that step a little easier for them.  You do no one any good if you keep yourselves a secret!

"When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to
be there--and for that, I am responsible."