Twelve Traditions

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Sobriety Is the Payoff (by W. H.)
DID I READ that right? "Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional"? How on earth could any outfit as big as AA operate on a basis...
Don't Tell Us What to Do! (by W. H.)
ONE OF MY lifelong hostilities used to be directed squarely at fraternal associations, societies, and all other kind of organizations. It seems 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, a few rest...
No Fanfare, No Foofaraw (by W. H.)
I HAVEN'T MADE a good old-fashioned sweeping statement in a long time. I would like to make one now and say that nothing on earth could ever have...
Let's Not Flaunt It! (by W. H.)
NOT TOO MANY years ago, there was an advertising slogan making the media rounds. It said "If you've got it, flaunt it." Another saying in vogue at...
Safeguards for Survival (by E. E.)
TAKING THE Twelve Steps as a means of achieving sobriety was brought to my attention with loving emphasis very early in my association with AA. At...
Holding Fast to Our Primary Purpose (by F. P.)
WHEN I GOT sober some years ago in Tucson, Arizona, I was unable to understand the importance of the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous to my...
More Than Just Money (by K. K.)
Our Seventh Tradition seems to be in center stage recently--a phenomenon easily understood in light of the huge shortfall in group contributions to...
Walking the Walk (by B. I.)
When I was new to AA, I was told that this program was or should be regarded by me as the most valuable possession I had. I accepted that--at least...
Love in Work Clothes (by C. C.)
In July of 1985, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our Fellowship. For all of us who were there, it was truly a milestone in the history of AA....