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From the December 2012 magazine.

December 2012: You Have Been Tagged

When I got sober, my sponsor had me studying the “Twelve and Twelve” before he got into the Big Book. As such, I began studying the Traditions at a very early age in sobriety, for he had me study the whole book, not just the Steps. I knew about Rule 62, and where it was found, before I even had six months.

It has been a while since I took a really hard look at the Traditions, and recent controversies regarding anonymity and the internet gave me a reason to look again at my old friends. After I did so, I found that I respectfully disagree with those who attribute this subject to the Eleventh Tradition. It belongs with the Twelfth, and this isn’t really a new issue.

-- Mark J.

Island Lake, Illinois

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