From the June 2014 magazine.

Staying out of the Swamp

A member learns to not let money, property or prestige bog us down from our primary purpose

TRADITION SIX: An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

Time and experience proved that a policy of “no endorsements” would keep AA’s doors open to the greatest number of prospective members. There are “related facilities” that provide vital services to alcoholics—hospital wards, treatment facilities, drunk tanks and clubs—but Tradition Six recommends that they should operate without endorsement, affiliation or financial support from AA groups.

-- Anonymous

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