Twelve Traditions

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AA Has No Opinion (by Eva M.)
One of the things I have noticed over the last few year--sand see as a sign of growth--is that I do not have to have an opinion on every issue there...
Attraction Rather Than Promotion (by Ken Y.)
When I called AA for help I was fortunate to get a classic Big Book Twelfth Step call from Floyd O. and Bob B. They did it by the book; there was no...
The Fine Line (by Consuelo F.)
Our Eleventh Tradition is as humbling as the Seventh Step is. Designed with the future of AA in mind, this Tradition is what keeps us from...
The Message, Not Me (by Sara G.)
"No! Not me!" was my instant reaction to hearing the message on my phone machine from our local intergroup: a writer for a national women's magazine...
The Anvils of AA Experience (by Anonymous)
"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions." Always the Monday-morning quarterback, I often wonder that the last isn't the first of...
Growing in Anonymity (by Jim H.)
In a recent professional training meeting, I had goosebump-raising emotions when I realized that of the six people in the room, three of us were...
Detour to Oblivion (by Elizabeth E.)
Whenever I hear of a public anonymity break I remember the man I'll call Dack. It is my deep conviction that Dack's death was, to a great extent, the...
Our Protective Mantle (by Bernice M.)
My thoughts about anonymity have usually emphasized its therapeutic value in controlling such psychological handicaps as egotism and greed. I have...
Searching for Balance (by Donald A.)
I am a recovered alcoholic with five-plus years of better living in this program. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of the program and in order...
Principles Before My Personality (by Mark C.)
"My best thinking got me where I was." How many times, I wonder, have I heard that? Being a twenty-four-year-old, less-than-two-years-sober college...