The Twelve Traditions are the
glue that binds a very "disorganized"
organization. As a person continues in the A.A.
program the wisdom and practical application of
the Traditions becomes more apparent. More information
about them can be found in the "Twelve by Twelve".
common welfare shoud come first; personal recovery depends
upon A.A. unity.
our group purpose, there is but one ultimate authority - a
loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.
Our leaders are but trusted servants they do not govern.
only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
group should be autonomous except in manners affecting other
groups or A.A. as a whole.
group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to
the alcoholic who still suffers.
- An A.A.
group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name
to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems
of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary
A.A. group out to be fully self-supporting, declining outside
Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service
centers may employ special workers.
as such, out never be orgainzed; but we may create service
boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A.
name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
public relations policy is based on attraction rather than
promotion; we need always maintain persoanl anonymity at the
level of press, radio and films.
is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding
us to place principles before personalities.