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Thoughts on the Traditions
An AA wonders if we are welcoming enough to newcomers
I believe we have abdicated our obligations with respect to Tradition Five because of the way we often deal with court- and treatment center-mandated attendees. When these folks show up at our meetings, they are not treated very well and are certainly not encouraged to come back. There are regular comments from the membership like: "All they do is drink our coffee and disrupt the meeting," or "I don't know why we should have to work for the courts," as well as others.
Whatever happened to welcoming the newcomer? Doesn't the Third Tradition tell us to greet all who come to the...
-- Roy B.
Home Group at Rio Rancho
For years, he jumped from meeting to meeting until he learned the value of a place called home
Now that's he sober, he's counting the days of his life, not the days until his death
An AA looks at the issue of feedback and crosstalk in meetings
Later in Life
She thought she was different from others, but came to see that she was just a garden variety alcoholic