Twelve Traditions

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The Deeper Dimension (by Jim N.)
The more I think about the Traditions and reflect on my experience in Alcoholics Anonymous, the more amazed I am at how beautifully interconnected...
Do We Need Each Other? (by B. L.)
If the first words I heard in AA eased me into the First Step, it was the second statement that gave me instant hope, making me feel better right...
The Lifeboat (by Brian H.)
I went to a meeting last week that taught me the importance of the First Tradition. Some time ago this group had decided to discuss one Step every...
One Among Many (by Anonymous)
When I first came into the Fellowship, I fell in love not only with AA, but with the business meetings. I loved to sit there and watch the members...
When Are We Ready? (by Anonymous)
"It is part of the cure, to wish to be cured." So wrote Lucius Annocus Seneca more than 2000 years ago. It is a common general attitude as a result...
The Third Eye (by Larry T.)
My name is Larry T., and I'm an alcoholic. I am also many other things, including a member of the Ft. Worth Lambda AA Group. Three years ago I wouldn...
They'll Ruin AA (by D. K.)
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the "pure alcoholic" is a thing of the past. The 1977 AA survey showed decisively that newcomers to AA more...
Group Conscience in Action (by H. A. and J. M.)
We would like to share our group's experience of transition in structure, because it has given us renewed strength and hope through our growth. It's...
A Simple Solution (by Tom P.)
As an individual, my primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. As a group, our primary purpose is to help the...
A Benevolent Guardian (by Marion D.)
When I got to this Fellowship, I knew nothing about it whatever. I only knew I hurt and I wanted to stop hurting--but without stopping drinking....