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12 Traditions of AA

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
  2. For 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.
  3. The only requirement for A. A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A.
    as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the alcoholic who
    still suffers.
  6. 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 or prestige divert us
    from our primary purpose.
  7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service
    centers may employ special workers.
  9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create special boards or
    committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinon on outside issues; hence the A.A. name
    ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need
    always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place
    principles before personalities.

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