From the May 2019 magazine.

Keep the focus

We simply know one thing, says this member—we can help you if you have a problem with alcohol

TRADITION FIVE: Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

One of my groups had an interesting turn recently. Somehow, the group simply allowed multiple Traditions to be thrown out the window. People either didn’t notice, didn’t understand or didn’t care. It seems most members didn’t know the Traditions well enough to comprehend what had happened. Most at the meeting thought that what happened seemed OK to them.

-- Ann O.

Needham, Massachusetts

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