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August 2004

Professionalism and AA

The Line Between Twelfth-stepping and Counseling

For years I was confused about Tradition Eight. My first introduction to AA came in a treatment center, where the counselors were AA members who attended meetings with patients and even sponsored some patients (including me). I stayed sober only a year that first time, and later wondered if Tradition Eight had been an issue at all in that situation.

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