We addicts must work together and hang together, else most of us will
finally die alone. The 12 Traditions of All Addictions Anonymous are, we
A.A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to
those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A.A. best function?" and "How
can A.A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon All Addictions Anonymous unity.
2. 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.
3. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop acting out in a pattern of addiction.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or All Addictions Anonymous as a whole.
5. Each group has but one promary purpose-to carry its message to the addict who still suffers.
6. An All Addictions Anonymous group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the All Addictions Anonymous name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every All Addictions Anonymous group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. All Addictions Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. All Addictions Anonymous as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. All Addictions Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the All Addictions Anonymous name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, T.V., films.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have been adapted with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (“AAWS”). Permission to adapt the Twelve Steps does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only - use of A.A.’s Steps or an adapted version in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or use in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise