Tradition Twelve

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Carrying the Message (by R. R.)
I have just finished reading "The Cage," and I want to say that it was the most terrifying story concerning AA that I have ever read! E. S. is to be...
Carrying the Message (by R. P.)
My husband and I are "exes" out of the same institution (not in together) in another state. We both found AA there, and for many 24 hours neither of...
Anonymity (by C. H.)
In an effort to build public understanding of AA's Anonymity Traditions, the trustees' Public Information Committee prepared this article for release...
When the Big "I" Becomes Nobody (by Harry M. Tiebout, MD)
THE AA PROGRAM Of help is touched with elements of true inspiration, and in no place is that inspiration more evident than in the selection of its...
Honest Perspective (by B. L.)
A DANGEROUS THOUGHT invades my mind at times: "Because I am an AA member, I am a superior person and deserve special favors." When I spot such...
PO Box 1980 (by J. H.)
The Twelfth Step and the Twelfth Tradition are specific and precise. By no stretch of the imagination can they be construed as anything but exactly...
Beware the Sound of Blaring Trumpets (by M. D. B.)
SOME YEARS ago, I wrote an article for a small-circulation magazine, identifying myself as a recovered alcoholic but not mentioning AA. Nevertheless...
Pigeons (by J. P.)
I NEVER CARED for the term "pigeon," as some AA members label a newcomer. Pigeons, to me, always seemed rather ugly, stupid birds. I also related "...
The Spiritual Substance (by D. H.)
THE FIRST sentence of the chapter on the Twelfth Tradition in the "Twelve and Twelve" says, "The spiritual substance of anonymity is sacrifice." The...
PO Box 1980 (by B. B.)
Within the past few months, I have had pointed out to me two apparently widespread misunderstandings of the Traditions. I was wearing a T-shirt with...