Twelve Traditions

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A Quiet Invitation (by Jamie C.)
I felt alone, alienated. I was just a couple of years in the program and had recently moved from a village of a few thousand to a city of over half a...
A Reciprocal Dynamic (by Anonymous)
What does Tradition Four mean to me? This Tradition reminds me of Tradition One. Tradition One deal's with the relationship between the value of...
Bare-bones AA (by Anon.)
When you're unhappy with your home group, how should you handle it? Stage a revolt? Grumble and moan? Form a faction and engage in guerrilla politics...
Sobriety to Go (by Don P.)
As often happens, we learn the most in AA from listening to our newer members, and my home group recently experienced a new dimension of the Fifth...
Staying Out of the Swamp (by Anonymous)
Time and experience proved that a policy of "no endorsements" would keep AA's doors open to the greatest number of prospective members. There are "...
AA Needs More Than Just Money (by Kreg K.)
On Thursday, December 23, 1982, I walked through the door of my first AA speaker's meeting. There in the doorway, behind a small wooden table which...
Animated By Love (by C. L. B.)
The great and blessed wonder is how well most AAs, most places, most of the time are guided by the Twelve Traditions. First of all, it's a wonder...
Just a Drunk (by Jack F.)
My alcoholic drinking career lasted nearly 35 years. Drinking led to my becoming a liar and thief, constantly living in fear of being found out....
Round and Round We Go (by Jan P.)
"AA, as such, ought never be organized. . ." In fact, AA at the group level resists organization. There is something at AA's core which keeps it...
Fatal Distraction (by Jim N.)
Some months ago, a chairperson closed the meeting by asking everyone to "remember our troops in the Middle East." If this had been an open meeting,...