Twelve Traditions

Browse by Decade

The Only Help We Have to Offer (by B. M.)
I drank for a long time and couldn't stop. I tried everything. One day, in the midst of planning to take a trip, I called AA. I told the woman who...
Friendly Yet Different (by Anonymous)
How can we help alcoholics stay sober in the age of multi-addiction? I've come to believe that cooperation but not affiliation between AA and such...
Amateurs Anonymous (by W. H.)
What dismays me about my early days in Alcoholics Anonymous is the extent of intellectual arrogance and grandiosity that I brought with me--defects...
A Patron Saint of AA (by Charles M.)
I wish I could tell you that after reading the Big Book and the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions I experienced a spiritual awakening and...
Opinions: Yours, Mine, and Ours (by Fran D.)
Most of us understand the importance of Tradition Ten as it applies to AA as a whole. We have no trouble imagining what a fiasco would result if our...
Anonymity: Giver of Life (by B. P.)
If anonymity is over-used or under-used, it kills. If it is used as our founders advised, it gives life. "Anonymity" and the "Anonymity Tradition" in...
The Costume and the Mask (by Anonymous)
I am a celebrity--by no means a big one and far from being a household word. But I'm lucky enough to see that welcome little light which now and then...
Indelible Humility (by Anonymous)
As a newcomer in AA I had a lot of ideas about needed changes. Even in 1970, I thought the Big Book was too sexist and I couldn't understand why none...
Safety Net (by Jane N.)
Much has been written and thought about the Twelve Steps of AA. We concentrate on them because they relate to us at close range; they have to do...
You Just Never Know (by Anonymous)
There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders. . ." My home group's meetings are regularly disrupted by a young man who...