Tradition Three

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Individual or group? (by Stephen H.)
Our Third Tradition states, "The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking." So why are there other guidelines to follow?
PO BOX 1980 (by J.M.)
Many thanks to Bill R. for his article "Do I Really Belong?" (September 2008). I am four years sober and often have felt like a second-rate AA. My...
"Only" is key (by Anonymous)
TRADITION Three states that the "only" requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. It seems that lots of people want to make it a...
Dear Grapevine (by HELAINE D.)
I really liked what a writer said about the word "only" in the Third Tradition ("Only' is key," Dear Grapevine, May 2009). I recently learned about...
Dear Grapevine (by ANONYMOUS)
It is my impression that the editors are becoming very lax about our singleness of purpose. In more and more articles these days, I see the term "...
Caught it at a meeting (by SUSAN G.)
THE Third Tradition made it okay to come to AA even though I wasn't an alcoholic. Many folks, in their stories, said they knew they were alcoholic....