The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous
Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends
upon A.A. unity.
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority / a
loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our
leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop
Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other
groups or A.A. as a whole.
Each group has but one primary purpose�to carry its message to
the alcoholic who still suffers.
An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name
to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of
money, property and prestige divert us from our primary
Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining
Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but
our service centers may employ special workers.
A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create
service boards or committees directly responsible to those they
Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the
A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
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.
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever
reminding us to place principles before personalities.