Twelve Traditions

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A United Message of Recovery (by Gay G.)
The long form of Tradition One states, in part, that "each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. AA must continue to...
There Is No Free Lunch (by Colin R.)
Everything in the world costs something--in both material and spiritual spheres. Just think for a moment: What costs nothing? Some say courtesy costs...
Ninth Tradition (by B. L.)
Two flaked-out fellows were shown in a popular William Steig cartoon a few years ago. The caption was something like "One of these days we've got to...
Flag-wavers Anonymous? (by W. H.)
There is no doubt that Alcoholics Anonymous could have a lot of political clout if it chose to move in that direction. A few banners, and we would be...
Who Was That Masked Man? (by C. S.)
No, it wasn't the Lone Ranger. In fact, when this picture was taken, the subject was less a loner than he'd been in a long while. The man in the mask...
May Our Blessings Never Spoil Us (by D. S.)
Tradition Eleven is generally well understood, and anonymity breaks are relatively few considering the size of our Fellowship today. But Tradition...
Is Your Skeleton in the Closet? (by Daniel J.)
I usually don't think very much about my skeletal system, at least not until I break a bone. Then the ache of the fracture makes me very much aware...
The View from Here: Each Month a Group of Past Delegates to the General Service Conference Will Talk About the Traditions (by Anonymous)
Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA unity.
The View from Here: Each Month a Group of Past Delegates to the General Service Conference Will Talk About the Traditions (by Bob Mc.)
Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA unity. I was taught from the very beginning by the old-timers...
The View from Here: Each Month a Group of Past Delegates to the General Service Conference Will Talk About the Traditions (by John R.)
Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA unity.