12 Traditions

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal
    recovery depends upon A.A. 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 A.A. membership is a desire to
    stop drinking.

  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters
    affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.

  5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its
     message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

  6. 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 purpose.

  7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting,
    declining outside contributions.

  8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-
    professional, but our service centers may employ special

  9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may
    create service boards or committees directly responsible
    to those they serve.

  10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinions on outside
    issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into
    public controversy.

  11. 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.

  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions,
    ever reminding us to place principles before

  13. - Reprinted with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

For Group transactions are Monday through Friday, 9:00 A M. to 5:00 P.M.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.;
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, Noon to 9:00 P.M.