From the February 1970 magazine.

Third Tradition Checklist

The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.

"AA's Twelve Traditions have, in my experience, often proved vital in keeping me sober, and helpful otherwise in all my affairs."

WHO CAN measure what is in the heart of another? No one presumed to measure the sincerity or quality of my motivation to get well when I first approached AA. Our Third Tradition is based on group experience, and its wisdom has truly been proved to me in personal experience. It is a powerful weapon for safeguarding my own recovery.

-- B. L.

Manhattan, New York

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