Twelve Traditions

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Tradition Ten (by Bill W.)
NEVER since it began has Alcoholics Anonymous been divided by a major controversial issue. Nor has our fellowship ever publicly taken sides on any...
Tradition Eleven (by Bill W.)
WITHOUT its legions of well-wishers, AA could never have grown as it has. Throughout the world, immense and favorable publicity of every description...
Tradition Twelve (by Bill W.)
THE spiritual substance of anonymity is sacrifice. Because AA's Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good,...
The Whisper of Humility (by Earle M.)
Ed. Note: Work lagging on your thinking program? Ever tried the "gentle whispering" that Earle discovered among the Traditions to dull the sharp...
The Twelve Traditions (by Bill W.)
IN AA, EACH ONE OF US HAS TWO PRIME OBJECTIVES. We want to survive and we want to grow. While we cannot demand happiness, we know this to be the only...
Our Experience Has Taught Us. . .
HOW SHALL WE AAs best preserve our unity? That is the subject of this booklet.[1] When an alcoholic applies the "Twelve Steps" of our Recovery...
The Dean & Mrs. X (by More Anon.)
AT A DINNER PARTY for a well-known, newly-elected university president several years ago, a dean turned to his dinner partner and asked, "Is that...
Too Much Spotlight (by Anon.)
WE'RE COMING OUT OF THE BLACKOUT. And this time I don't mean the individual blackout from booze, but the blackout of public misunderstanding and...
. . .our Primary Purpose. . . (by Anon.)
THERE IS A Fifth Tradition Group within our group. We think it helps to examine our group conscience every once in a while, especially that part of...
The Twelve Steps (by Anonymous)
THERE HAS BEEN some constant discussion of late in many groups about contented sobriety and about the extent to which the spiritual aspect of our...