I'm getting thirsty
October 2016 | What's On Your Mind?

I’m getting thirsty!

Why one member needs to hear about someone’s desperate need for booze

The purpose of AA’s Twelve Traditions is to remind me of the importance of unity and to keep the doors of AA open for the alcoholic who still suffers. But I had no idea about these Traditions the first time I descended the steps to a church basement on a Saturday night, many years ago. If it hadn’t been for Tradition One in particular, there would have been no one getting sober down there in that basement, all those years I spent drinking upstairs.


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