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Topic: Anonymity
Trust is critical, inside the rooms and out
TRADITION TWELVE: Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions...
A computer-savvy member makes his own rules to practice anonymity
This is only my experience, but I have developed guidelines for myself to honor the Eleventh Tradition when using the Internet. For me, email is private. Certainly AAs now email their sponsors,...
A teacher shares a few things he’s learned about anonymity
TRADITION ELEVEN: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films. My first anonymity...
Is it OK to take pictures at AA events?
Ever since I came into AA in the ’70s I have viewed cameras at AA events with alarm. When someone takes out a camera, I believe it immediately potentially compromises AA’s promise of anonymity....
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...
One Giant Leap"--Senate Concern with Alcoholism
The public hearings on alcoholism before the special Subcommittee On Alcoholism and Narcotics of the United States Senate held in Washington, D.C., July 23, 24, and 25, were hailed by Bill W., co-...
'Posting' Drunks' Names Declared unconstitutional
WASHINGTON, D.C.--A 6-to-3 Supreme Court ruling declared unconstitutional a Wisconsin statute--and by implication similar laws in 15 other states--that authorized local officials to post the names of...
Stress Anonymity
At the close of each meeting in Montreal, Que., a member of the group is called upon to stress the fact that this program is anonymous, and the only "must" we have in AA is that a member must not...
Board Briefs
Members of our Editorial Board are occasionally asked to answer pertinent questions in writing. As space permits, "Around AA" will publish digests of their responses. Intellect--Asset or Handicap? Q...
GSO Is No Censor
There are times when some of us get pretty annoyed with some newspaper story, magazine article, or radio or TV program which we feel fails to present AA the way we think it should. Sometimes, the...

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