AA coins or medallions are tokens which are gifted to members of alcoholics anonymous or any types of 12 step programs which helps their members to stop their addiction from drinking alcohol and any other substances which are addictive. The medallion is mostly the size of a poker chip and it has various marks where it would show the time that they have achieved when sober, they are awarded from abstaining from drinking alcohol when they are in the program. There are also different 12 step programs which can utilize these medallions to show the time that they have not taken different types of substances which can be addictive that can affect their health which can be negative.
The program would tell the recipient of the medallion that the chip would represent that they have committed in trying to avoid the substances that they are addicted, this shows their commitment to the program. There are various studies that have shown that the medallion can offer clients with a visual aid of the coin, this can easily help the owner to keep on being sober due to the fact it reminds them of the effort which they have put into being sober.
For the program to show how far each of their members is being sober, they would get to utilize chips of a specific color or alloy which would show the amount of time which that member has been sober. These numerous colored chips and also different values are mostly designed to be tokens of inspiration and also a reminder on the effort that they have done to stay sober and avoid temptations from these substances.
It is known that there are fourteen coins which are gifted to members in their first year of being sober, these coins are given at one month, three months, six months, nine months of being sober in the first year. These coins can be available in different colors and show the length of time that they are sober, the silver is the first one where they are sober for 24 hours and the bronze chip which gets to show that they are sober for 1 year.
There are a large number of companies today that are manufacturing different types of sobriety coins that are in the market, 12 step programs need to find the ones that can manufacture the best coins. It is important for them to choose a manufacturer that gets to manufacture coins using good and also durable materials, they must have good designs that can make the coin to look unique and memorable.